This drinkware collection looks like rusted steel, but it’s actually pottery

January 5, 2015

The Silt Collection is a small group of jugs and cups made from the traditional material of unglazed Purple Clay.

Designed by Gautier Pelegrin and Voon Wong while at VW+BS, the Silt Collection is made by Taiwanese company Lin’s Ceramics Studio.







About the collection

Silt is a small collection of jugs and cups, using the traditional material of unglazed Purple Clay, more commonly used for the tiny and elaborate teapots in China to serve green tea.

This unglazed material has the effect of softening the taste of the water in the same way as activated charcoal. This occurs whether you are serving tea, coffee water or wine and as purple clay is a completely natural material, each piece will be unique and differ slightly in colour. The collection has been developed with the Taiwanese company Lin’s Ceramics Studio, using their particular brand of Purion ware, which is twice fired.

Design: Gautier Pelegrin and Voon Wong