By creating false agates, I can design geometrical shapes that cannot be found in nature, that can be worn directly without requiring any particular set or structure.
The association of porcelain and glass seemed to me perfectly suited to my project since it allows me to recreate agates by imitating the natural process. Fluids, more or less rich in silica and of various compositions, circulate amongst rocky cavities, generating successive layers of quartz crystals after each passing, eventually creating a geode and, when the cavity is full, becoming an agate.
The porcelain brings to the piece the stability required to keep the pattern in place during the firing process and the glass brings the piece its translucency. The piece is subsequently cut, ground and polished on a diamond-coated material, as one would do for real stones.
The blended ceramic and glass also produce the feel, shine and weight of a natural agate.
Porcelain, glass & glaze.