London based designer Phil Cuttance has wowed me with his newest project, the Aurora Pot. These vessels may have a simple form but their lids look like oil on water adorning the top, giving each piece a unique, magical feeling. Phil explains the process.
A single drop of polish is dropped onto water. The beautiful, and usually momentary, slick that is created is then scooped off the water’s surface and onto the pot lid; each unique slick is captured permanently. The luminosity of the pot lid changes when viewed from different angles, the spectrum appearing to shift with an almost three dimensional quality.
You can see more of his work by clicking here, and there are more photos to see under the jump.