Contour (2011) is a slip cast porcelain dish, originally created from a solid piece of white earthenware, using small dental tools to cut away the steps in each descent. The lengthy process of creating a five piece mould of this prototype allowed the slip casted forms to capture every detail. The irregular shape of the triangle form blends into the organic finish of JB1 porcelain.
The pieces are left unglazed to justify the use of such a fine and vitreous clay body, whose surface is highly polished and incredibly smooth to touch. The pureness of the clay also highlights the shadows cast from the contour lines, which are soft gradients derived from a study into topographic maps.
Contour is designed to be grouped together, used as a form of tableware or dish to hold small household items.