Industrially produced ceramic tiles tend to be perfectly smooth and identical; hand-crafted ceramics offer a more tactile variety. Mireille Burger searched for a way to combine the two and bring handicraft back into the industrial production process. She applied various techniques that are traditionally used to test the material, glaze and colour, to add a personal touch. Punching little holes in the surface, drawing on it with a special pencil, or adding colour after firing; the result is a series of a tiles with a unique crafted look, showcasing the qualities of the material and marked by Mireille’s personal handwriting.
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