Developed during a three-month creative residency in 2017 in Arita, Japan, the porcelain edition of Made by Rain follows up Aliki van der Kruijs' textile collection. In a collaboration with the potter Fukusengama, Aliki came to a process to ‘draw’ on porcelain with the rain. They investigated how to achieve a contemporary approach to traditional Arita-ware and create a modest patterning on the porcelain by using real rain together with several experimental stages of glazing. The color used is typical ‘Fukusen’ blue and is used in three tones. The Japanese rain is imprinted on the icon plate from Fukusengama with a diameter of 31 cm and is accompanied with its actual precipitation data of location, time and weather conditions.
Each platter is one-of-a-kind.
Aliki van der Kruijs' Made by Rain project is in Cooper Hewitt's permanent collection.