The paper cup is an icon of disposable culture and by imposing classical ceramic styling and playing with the material, artist Rebecca Wilson aims to highlight and question our tendency towards wasteful consumerism. Some of the cups are assembled from cast sheets of handmade paper while others are hand-built from sheets of porcelain and paper pulp mixture. Either way, they are delicate, beautiful and clever! Can you tell which ones are paper and which ones are porcelain? I’ll fill you in after the jump . . .
(from top to bottom: porcelain, detail of both, paper, paper, porcelain; via DesignBoom)
These are so brilliant! The last one definitely fooled me.
fantastic idea, very cool
how absolutely gorgeous. i want these! definitely a way to make a party more fabulous.
i friggin love these!!! it makes such a statement in terms of art…but i can see a million people saying (myself included) – “i want these for my next party.”
what a genius idea!
Completely amazing. It would be awesome to have paper cup and plates that looked that fancy for parties. =)
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wow, these are gorgeous!!! i love the idea of jazzing up a paper cup… i actually prefer the paper version of the bottom design!! <3shelby
These are amazing!! I couldn’t tell which ones were the porcelain ones!!!
ahhw how cute!
Absolutely stunning. What an incredible idea.
Wow, it’s pretty hard to tell the difference!
these are fantastic and so very clever!
those are sooo awesome! totally thought all the images were paper at first!
Who knew paper cups could be that nice?
That’s so creative and practical! J’adore.
this is a cutie!
These can be seen as part of the ‘Blue’ exhibition at Flow Gallery, Needham Road, London, until Setember 3rd. http://www.flowgallery.co.uk/
Very interesting technique, great!
this is great! I want these for my shop!