Porcelain is such a versatile medium, it’s not wonder that artists are testing its limits, using the material to mimic paper, fabric and even plastic. Dutch artist Judith van den Boom, for instance, has used porcelain to imitate the look of a soft comfortable seat in her ‘Porcelain Topographies’ sculptures.

Judith van don Boom

Korean artist Kim Joon has found an affinity between tattoos – which are stigmatised in Korean culture – and the delicate patterns on traditional ceramics from crockery brands such as Villeroy & Boch.

Ceramics by Kim Joon

For more on these ceramicists, turn to page 21 in the latest issue of Elle Decoration, Issue 76: The New Romance.