Supplier: Agne Kucerenkaite
Industry: Interior design, Design
Usage: Walls, Deco, Other

Ignorance is Bliss


Aimed at promoting a circular economy, Ignorance is Bliss explores how industrial metal waste can be turned into powdered dyes, which can be used to colour porcelain tableware and ceramic tiles. Agne Kucerenkaite gathered raw materials from industrial facilities, including a soil remediation company, a water purification and treatment plant called Aquaminerals. She also sourced some from an area in South Holland that has been polluted by a zinc factory. The metal waste comes in the form of "sludge", containing a mixture of mainly iron, as well as manganese, aluminium, magnesium, barium and zinc, depending on the location of the factory. Instead of using metal oxides, which are usually prepared industrially, Kucerenkaite uses these pigments to create her spectrum of ceramic glazes. Different metals also colour the glaze differently, for example, iron produces reds, browns, and blacks, while cobalt results in blues, and copper creates green hues.

Aspect details
Glossiness Glossy
Translucence 0%
Texture Smooth
Compostable No
Recyclable No
Biodegradable No
Lightweight No
Renewable No
Carbon footprint 0%
Recycled content 45%
Toxicity 0%
Technical details
Hardness Hard
Structure Closed
Acoustics N/A
Format Powder
Odor Unknown
Temperature N/A
Antibacterial No
Scratch resistence Good
Fire resistence Good
UV resistence Good
Water resistence Good
Abrasion resistence Good
Skid resistence N/A