Inspired by the fact that porcelain shrinks when you bake it, Eindhoven-based designer Dave Hakkens decided to explore the material with his Shrinking Jug project. What began as a jug made out of various kinds of materials such as pulp, foam, and plaster, ended with a set of thirteen porcelain jugs and one interesting process to get there.

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The idea

From the original jug, he made a mold, filled it with porcelain, and baked it. It shrank 14% in the process. From this porcelain model, he made another mold, baked it, and watched it shrink again. He continued the process, noticing that with each step, the jug slowly lost detail.

Shrinking Jug by Dave Hakkens in home furnishings art  Category
The original jug

Shrinking Jug by Dave Hakkens in home furnishings art  Category

Shrinking Jug by Dave Hakkens in home furnishings art  Category

Shrinking Jug by Dave Hakkens in home furnishings art  Category

Shrinking Jug by Dave Hakkens in home furnishings art  Category
The original and the first porcelain jug

Shrinking Jug by Dave Hakkens in home furnishings art  Category
The making of…

Shrinking Jug by Dave Hakkens in home furnishings art  Category

Shrinking Jug by Dave Hakkens in home furnishings art  Category

Shrinking Jug by Dave Hakkens in home furnishings art  Category

Shrinking Jug by Dave Hakkens in home furnishings art  Category

Shrinking Jug by Dave Hakkens in home furnishings art  Category