2005 (made)

Keenan, Chris

Height: 3.2 cm, Diameter: 6.8 cm

C.358-2009 CER

Dish, small, blue-glazed porcelain, prototype for 'Sora' range designed by Chris Keenan for Habitat, and made in his studio, London, 2005.

Small porcelain dish with straight sides. Celadon glaze, decorated with a band of pigment below the rim, through which sgraffito lines have been drawn. Thrown on the wheel as a prototype for the Sora range (for Habitat Sku 984411).

Studio potter Chris Keenan designed ‘Sora’ for Habitat, making the prototypes by hand in his London studio. The range was inspired by traditional Japanese tableware. Many of the components are multi-functional and could be bought and used in a number of combinations. Unlike a traditional range, the same patterns and glazes are not used throughout.

The Sora range was designed by Chris Keenan between January and May 2005 at his London studio using hand-made prototypes, of which this is an example. The wares were subsequently made in Nagoya, Japan. The range was launched as part of the Habitat Autumn/Winter collection in 2006. According to the designer, Sora was known within Habitat as a "hero" range, and accorded high publicity. It was discontinued in 2009.

Given by Chris Keenan

Location: In Storage

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