100% Upcyled Ceramics by Granbyware
Renown as birthplace of the Beatles, lovely Liverpool is again the origin of a new world-wide sensation: Granbyware Dinnerware.
If that sounds underwhelming, it’s only because you don’t know the details, for these comely plates and bowls are made of 100% upcycled materials.
The production innovation is owed to the tireless efforts of the Granby Workshop artisans, as well as insights gleaned via ceramics chemistry, a craft and science of trial and error in which XRF analysis is used to find the ideal ingredients and the perfect recipe.
Aforesaid formula involves industrial clay waste, crushed glass, marble dust, refractory bricks, broken slates, and crushed tile, all re-purposed and re-integrated into Granbyware’s beautiful ceramics.
The aesthetic is distinctive, with its raw clay exterior and shiny glazed inside: “We worked really hard to develop a clay composition that vitrifies when its fired, with water absorption of less than 0.5% so that the outsides can be unglazed and are still completely dishwasher safe.”
This is an auspicious project, but it’s really just getting off the ground. To find out how you might lend a hand (because, let’s face it, the world really, really needs eco-endeavors like this), see Granbyware at Kickstarter. For additional information see Granby Workshop.