Hybrids: A Collection of Vessels by Tal Batit

Recent industrial design graduate from H.I.T – Holon Institute of Technology, Tal Batit is a designer based in Tel Aviv with a focus on ceramics, a medium he favored in college. By using ceramic glaze to fuse components together when fired, Batit is able to combine pieces that you wouldn’t normally think of putting together. The result is the Hybrids collection of vessels that feature what looks to be mismatched parts due to the juxtaposition of materials, colors, shapes, and textures.

The final pieces include red terracotta clay parts that feel like traditional ceramics, which are fused with modern white ceramic components (modeled using 3D software) that are glazed in different colors for the hybrid look. All the pieces are dried and fired together, then glazed individually, placed together, assembled, and fired in the kiln to be fused together. The shiny glazes partnered with the earthy, rough clay makes for contemporary final products.

Photos by Ran Kushnir.

Caroline Williamson is Editor-in-Chief of Design Milk. She has a BFA in photography from SCAD and can usually be found searching for vintage wares, doing New York Times crossword puzzles in pen, or reworking playlists on Spotify.