Issue 29 from The Thing is a porcelain egg cup designed by Los Angeles-based artist, Ricky Swallow!
It was conceived alongside Swallow's Shaker Bell, a limited edition project for The Thing. Both objects' starting point was the shaker peg, originally designed by the Shakers to adhere to their guding principals of simplicity, utility, and honesty.
For this issue, The Thing and Swallow worked closely with the North Carolina-based ceramic studio Haand to create a precise mold of the original cardboard form created by Swallow. Using traditional craft methods, the studio then produced the final porcelain objects in a limited run of 700. A custom stamp bearing the initials TTQ/RS is pressed into the bottom of each cup. A printed poster designed by the artist and TTQ accompanies each object. Like all THING issues, it is fully functional and meant to be used.
Porcelain matte white glaze egg cup + poster, 4 inches x 5.5 inches x 2.5 inches, The Thing, February 2016.