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THE SYMBIOSIS OF STONEWARE & PORCELAIN

by Daniel Costa and Dienke Dekker
The training of a complementary way of working together brought us to a research into stoneware and porcelain, two materials that complement each other as well. By bringing these materials into physical and chemical relation we finally conduct a collection of stoneware-porcelain meetings.
These meetings and mergings, the prosperous symbiosis of the two materials should be the leading voice in our research.
Deformation, shrinking, translucency, complementary beauty and the stack-ability of our research objects form the outline of the investigation: As porcelain deforms easier than stoneware an organic softness can be achieved. The combination of stoneware and porcelain allows subtle plays with light. Tactile qualities of stoneware complement the smoothness of pure porcelain.
We like to see the materials in shapes to observe their qualities in volumes, to behold the interaction with light and the relation to the 3-dimensional space.
Therefore we worked out a mould system that can be stacked in different ways allowing us to create assembled shapes in which we can freely play and organize the different layers of stoneware and porcelain. Layers that are independent from the shape. Every casted object has a plug on the top and bottom, allowing us to combine them in the raw state and fire them together into one object, or to fire them separately enabling us to combine them after the firing to observe amounts and proportions, making the system also applicable to bigger scales.

Dienke Dekker & Daniel Costa - the Symbiosis of Stonware & Porcelain
book ‘the symbiosis of Stoneware and Porcelain’

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‘EKWC residency’
From the 8.10.2012 till the 4.11.2012 we stayed as designers in residence in the European Ceramic Work Center in den Bosch. The isolated environment, our individual atelier, well equipped workspaces and the technical support enabled complete dedication and concentration to the research. A place where nearly everything is possible and only time is an obstacle.Dienke Dekker & Daniel Costa - the Symbiosis of Stonware & Porcelain atelier EKWCDienke Dekker & Daniel Costa - the Symbiosis of Stonware & Porcelain moldsDienke Dekker & Daniel Costa - the Symbiosis of Stonware & Porcelain proces kilnDienke Dekker & Daniel Costa - the Symbiosis of Stonware & Porcelain Kiln
2012

 

 

 

UNION OF STRIPED YARNS

by Dienke Dekker
a project on the performance of striped yarns in woven textiles’
‘the Union of the Striped Yarns’ is a project revolving around the meeting points of striped yarns in woven textiles and the patterns emerging in which these stripes meet and find each other. By influencing the basic element of a textile, its yarn, the individual characters of the products are defined. The collaboration of the yarns and the different ways of interweaving them results in complex repetitions and sequences, seemingly random overall effects and intriguing color-plays. The achieved patterns are not always directly comprehensible, but the loose ends of the textiles unveil some of the mystery.
A carpet, a couch plaid and a chair cover show the different ways how the coloring of a yarn and the way it is woven can create new unions, ranging from industrial weaves realized in tied up and hand-dyed yarns to hand-weaves with industrially printed yarns as barrier tape to simple weaves in which the yarns were striped by the twining of two colored ropes.
Three different techniques of creating striped yarns are directed to the creation of this outspoken textile products.
materials: cotton, wool, plastic

Union of Striped Yarns - Dienke Dekker - Photography DAE

‘handdyed yarns, industrially woven’
By tying up yarns and then dying them, the tied up parts remain unpainted because the paint cannot reach these areas, creating striped yarns. With the ancient technique of Ikat, the yarns are tie-dyed in a very precise way to obtain a certain pattern when weaving with these yarns. This method of weaving is done by hand to be able to work with the exact right precision in order to achieve the wanted patterns. This is a painstakingly time consuming process. Hand-dyed yarns are special in every way in which they are used. Even an industrial weaving machine will bring its own rhythm when combined with these yarns and will result in more unplanned patterns.
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‘industrially printed yarn, handwoven’
A less time consuming and easier way instead of hand dyed yarns: the industrially printed yarns. This process began with the already existing red-white and yellow-black barrier tape and was continued with weaving with printed barrier tape in custom colors. By weaving barrier tape with the hands, patterns and different kinds of colors arise depending on the used color of the warp and the weft.Union of Striped Yarns - Industrially printed yarns - Dienke Dekker  C
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Union of Striped Yarns - Dienke Dekker - carpet

‘turned yarns’
This method for creating striped yarns evolves from the traditional technique of turning yarns. By intertwining two or more yarns, thicker and stronger yarns are obtained. The possibility to intertwine yarns with contrasting colors results in striped yarns.Union of Striped Yarns - Turned Yarns - Dienke Dekker A
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2012

 

 

BASKET WEAVING

by Dienke Dekker
The basket weaving craft as the inspiration for a project about imitation and reinterpretation of crafts. From imitation of bamboo structure, the step was made to silkscreen printing on silk and other textiles with custom paint stamps, resulting in a series of archetypical objects.
materials: textile, wood, paper, metal, plastic, paint

Dienke Dekker Basketweaving - fabrics

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2011

 

 

 

 

WITHIN A YARN

by Daniel Costa, Philipp Weber and Dienke Dekker
An experimental research on textiles and an old technique called ‘trimming’ resulted in various sculptural textile objects for the architectural space.
materials: wool, ceramics, linnen

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2010

 

 

 

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EXHIBITION Self Unself Design Academy Eindhoven

Graduation show 2013 – Self Unself (19 october till 27 october 2013)

Impression:the symbiosis of stoneware & porcelain dienke dekker & daniel costa
‘the Symbiosis of Stoneware and Porcelain’ – Daniel Costa & Dienke Dekker
Union of striped yarns dienke dekker
‘Union of Striped Yarns’ – Dienke Dekker

NOMINATION

Nominated for the Rene Smeets Award (best graduation project) and the Keep an eye Grant.

KEEP AN EYE GRANTS

The Keep an Eye Grant is an incentive of € 11,000 which was created specifically for DAE students to ensure that projects made by these talented young graduates do not run aground for financial reasons. Every year, a panel of judges decides which four graduates will receive a Keep an Eye Grant. The Keep an Eye Grant is funded by the Keep an Eye Foundation, www.keepaneye.nl.

RENÉ SMEETS AWARD

The René Smeets Award is awarded to the student who attains a high degree of professionalism both in the development of the design process and the end result of the graduation project. The student has worked together with manufacturers and the product is potentially feasible. The winner of the René Smeets Award receives a sum of € 2,000 (and eternal glory). In addition to the prize money, the winner receives support from Syntens to develop a business plan.

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