This certainly ain’t your grandmother’s tableware. Well it is, but with a heavy metal and urban twist. Pierre Blanc’s added imagery of trendy pop culture icons and heavy metal bands to roccocco and baroque china and porcelain plates, trays, amphoras and vases take on an edge not found in the average antique store.
Heavy Metal Ceramics and Trendy Tableware
above: The inherently jarring juxtaposition of Metallica on a pale pink and gilded vase is like Meissen-goes-maniacal.
above: Pairing the Pope with a Boombox is something you don’t often see
In addition to the Heavy Metal ceramics, Pierre also takes antique floral and gilded plates and applies the trendy urban imagery of guns, boomboxes/ghetto blasters, turntables, masked Mexican wrestlers and muscle cars.
I can’t forget to mention his hilarious kitschy plates featuring tv and movie icons like Charles Bronson, Dallas’ Booby Ewing (Patrick Duffy) and Fantasy Island’s Mr. Rourke (Ricardo Montalban) and Tatoo (Herve Villachaize):
UPDATE: Pierre closed his online store and disbanded his company in 2020