|Designer:||Studio Makkink & Bey|
|Opdrachtgever:||Koninklijke Tichelaar B.V.|
|Projecttype:||art & design|
|Product:||earthenware, various glazes, delft's pottery: the product is shaped and baked from local clay. A tin glaze made in-house is applied to the baked shard. The raw glaze is painted, after which the product is carefully baked a second time. Various traditional models from the historical corporate collection, partly manipulated by the designer by omitting parts or adding them. The decoration consists of light gray lines, partly followed by the hand painter.|
The coffee and tea service by Jurgen Bey consists of new combinations of existing moulds and decorations from the company archives. Bey made a comprehensive analysis of the craft production process and concentrated on the time necessary to produce the different pieces of the service. He provides an insight into this time element by replacing the charcoal powder that is typically used to transfer the decoration onto the service with a grey glaze, which in contrast to the powder is permanent after it has been fired. He allowed the painters several minutes to add the decoration to the different parts, whether or not this was workable. The title not only refers to the duration of the hand-painting process, but also relates to the price of the individual pieces: more time to produce therefore more expensive.