Ceramic is a non-renewable resource and its extraction and manufacture involve large amounts of energy. Nonetheless, the current practice is to dispose of it as building debris or to down-cycle it. The idea behind the project is to reuse sanitary ceramic as a valuable raw material.
Involving materials research, Patricia Kindler examines the potential of this high-quality material and fully exploits the scope for colour, structure and form to their maximums. With fire and an amalgamation with waste glass, the ceramic melts to become a recyclable material. The end result is various showcase objects that outline a range of possible usable forms.
The project focuses on SDG 12, “responsible consumption and production”.
Patricia Kindler is the winner of the Swiss Design Association (SDA) Bachelor Award 2023.