Propagule (from french)


2018 FRANZ Rising Star Project



Hermine Doublon


Name & Concept of Artwork 作品名稱與設計理念

Category 作品屬性:


Concept of artwork 設計理念:

“Propagule” is a collection of handmade porcelain ‘serve wares’, that focuses on the relationship between decorative and functional aspects of containers within our domestic lives. Accentuating the tactile aspect of the objects allows each object of the collection unique characteristics emphasized by hand making. Celebrating l’Art de vivre, the art of living, this set of wares is designed to punctuate the table landscape, to create new aspects and enjoyment of entertaining. As a series of containers in different scales, these curious vessels aim to pleasurably surprise users, addressing materiality through a delicate physical aesthetic. The texture evokes ‘propagules’, ornamental elements punctuating the surface of the object, reminiscent of a living organism evolving and growing onto it. From low key texture to high key interventions, the pieces show a palette of textures throughout the objects offering differing clients a way to engage with the collection. The surface's transformations by the texture elements on the containers give both sensitive engagement and ambiguity to the pieces that are quietly challenging the delicate, the smooth, the disturbing and the appealing.

Artwork infomation




長度 (cm):

7 to 25 cm


7 to 25 cm

高度 (cm):

6 to 11.5 cm

淨重 (g):

110 to 950g


Materials: White porcelain, black stained porcelain, transparent glossy glaze. 1280°C electrical firing, outisde hand polished 'biscuit de porcelaine', inside and rim glazed. Pieces signed with decals on foot. Size (please refer to file name as caption for pieces title) : Beaker Lychnis : h8cm/diameter 7cm/110g Beaker Asclépiade: h10cm/diameter 8.5cm/129g Serving dish Jovellana: h6cm/diameter 25cm/950g Salad bowl Ageratum: h11.5cm/diameter 14.5cm/foot diameter 5cm/220g Desserts bowls Lunaire & Agapanthe: h9cm/diameter 10cm/120g Technique: This collection has been made by hand carving plaster models, the mould making process is being challenged where Hermine is integrating as many complex and meticulous details of the pieces as possible within the mould, resulting in the crispiest porcelain quality piece that is then hand finished.


向勇 Yong Xiang

Professor of School of Arts, Peking University
Vice Dean of Institute for Cultural Industries, Peking University

Something which wold be worth to develop

Wilhelm Siemen

Former Director of Porzellanikon
Staatliches Museum für Porzellan
德國賽爾布陶瓷博物館前館長 〈譯〉


Kwanho Woo

Director of the Ceramic Research Center in Hongik University