recent industrial design graduate and head designer of batit studio tal batit has always been fascinated with ceramic. he started working with clay three years ago during his second year of college and ever since, the majority of his projects circled around ceramics research. he explored the themes of colors and textures, as well as attempting to break down traditional processes and challenged them by changing or adding new variables.
in order to understand tal‘s graduation project, hybrids, a brief explanation on glazing — a key element in the final pieces — is in order. glaze is an impervious layer or coating of a vitreous substance which has been fused to a ceramic body through firing and can serve to color, decorate or waterproof an item. when loading a kiln full of glazed objects, the ceramicist must be very careful in making sure that the objects do not touch one another. otherwise, once the kiln reaches the glaze fusing temperature, the objects will stick together, and hence be ruined.