FUCKING AWESOME SAUCERS

Fucking Awesome Saucers
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FUCKING AWESOME SAUCERS



Written by Betty Wood, Rebecca Fulleylove
Photos and illustrations by Trixie Delicious @ Vandalised Vintage, Erdem Selek , The New English, Diem Chau, Marianne Van Ooij, Virginia Sin, Rafael Morgan,
02 Tuesday 02nd August 2011

In tribute to the Fucking Awesome Teacups article we ran a while back, we thought it was time for their counterpart the humble saucer to step into the limelight. We've compiled a list to showcase some of the kookiest crockery around, starting with these saucy saucers.

Coffee keeps your brain alert, right? Well now your coffee saucer does too - this Oluk labyrinth coffee set by Turkish designer Erdem Selek allows you to use those pesky spillages in a game of maze.

Speaking of the mind, how about the body? Designer Lisa Turner produced these saucers for her Anatomica range for The New English ceramics company. Based on 19th century anatomical drawings, the tea set renders images of the human body both educational and with a healthy dose of kitsch-chic.

Kiwi designer Trixie Delicious created this humorous range of porcelain saucers for her Vandalized Vintage range. Taking vintage china and porcelain, Ms. Delicious hand customises them with heat fused porcelain ceramic paint with tongue-in-cheek logos and designs. These silhouette plates are our favourites - why are girls with ponytails always bitches?



For a saucer that’s more aesthetics than functionality, these embroidered pieces by Vietnamese artist Diem Chau are saucers you wouldn’t want to spill tea on. Chau stitches silk thread onto used plates, saucers and other ceramic delights to produce these simple, often whimsical line illustrations. Lovely!



Dining has never been so dapper with this dinnerware set by Marianne Van Ooij. Inspired by the social aspects of dinner parties the series, Dressed for Dinner, features ceramic reliefs of cuffs and collars, creating a stark contrast between the textured look of the clothing against the sleek white of the rest of the plate. These plates ooze sophistication and allow fashion and food to go hand in hand.

Isn’t it annoying when you’re holding your glass of Babycham, gesticulating wildly with your free hand and the canapés are coming round and you have nowhere to put them? Absolutely! So thank goodness for the Finger Food Finger Plate, a tiny plate that you slip over your finger like a ring, allowing you to converse, hold your drink, and have a vol-au-vent poised on your index finger ready to be chowed down. It’s a practical and perfect solution to what is surely one of society's more pressing dilemmas.

If you’ve always had a fondness for the ribbed design of the unassuming paper plate and wanted to immortalise it in porcelain, then look no further. Virginia Sin has produced a line of individual, handmade plates complete with charming warps and irregularities. Not only do they look like paper plates, but they’re actually partly made from them too, with a porcelain paperclay (a concoction of porcelain and used paper plates). They’re a bit pricey though at around £55 for one of the big plates so while less eco-friendly, it would certainly be cheaper to buy a lifetime supply for the same price at the market.

Another saucer with something to say - designer Rafael Morgan has come up with a concept called the ‘Indigestive Plate’ which, when hot food is place on it, will have a message will appear with an ‘indigestive, bitter sentence/statistic about hunger’. Printed with heat sensitive ink, this is the Jiminy Cricket of the crockery world, making us ‘think twice before asking for dessert’. Or maybe we’ll just use a different plate.
 

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