How cool is that, a book cover of porcelain paper! This unique book – ‘Kingdom by the sea’ – is published today in a limited edition of 250 copies.
Each cover of this pretty thick book (448 pages) is individually kilned, signed and numbered. The dimensions of the cover are 34 by 24 centimeters. The porcelain paper is only 1 millimeter thick and first has been baked at 1,275º C. After this first treatment the image has been printed on the solid porcelain paper and baked at 800º c to finish the cover. This super thin translucent cover is now ready for processing.
Writing these facts, I notice that my hands really want to touch this porcelain surface … perhaps my local bookshop (Donner) has one … and I can see (and feel) it live …
I love the idea to adjust the material to the image, and to experiment and to stretch the possibilities of existing material. The porcelain paper has been produced by the Europees Keramisch Werk Centrum (new name Sundaymorning@ekwc).