Artist and designer Antoine Tesquier Tedeschi, founder of Tes-Ted studio in Paris, has collaborated with Esprit Porcelaine and Les Porcelaines de Limoges to create the Arctic Beasts Plate Collection.
Arctic Beasts Porcelain Plates
Applying his inimitable style of drawing to porcelain, this new collection of tableware from Antoine Tesquier Tedeschi, was inspired by the vastness of the Arctic landscape. Arctic Beasts is a sincere tribute to the iconic animals of the Arctic and the unique whiteness* and strength of Limoges Porcelain.
Each piece bears a different drawing reproduced with brush strokes executed by hand.
above: Antione’s sketches for the Polar Bear and Muskox plates
Snowy Owl Set:
Arctic Fox Set:
Polar Bear Set:
Arctic Beasts Collection is a limited edition, stamped with the signature of Tes-Ted, and accompanied by a certificate of authenticity.
Each of the 6 sets consists of two porcelain plates.
The smaller dessert plate measures 21cm in diameter:
The large diner plate measures 27cm in diameter:
above: Antoine at La Fabrique in Limoges to check design prototypes. This is one of the last places in France manufacturing the original ceramic recipe for Limoges porcelain.
The collection is available for purchase here
*The paste for porcelain combines three essential rocks: kaolin clay, which brings whiteness and plasticity for shaping, quartz, a grease-removing component, and feldspar, a component required for glazing, giving porcelain its unique translucence. They are all local natural ingredients. Then the intense firing process (over 1400˚ Celsius) forms the superb glaze that cannot be penetrated by the elements and gives Limoges porcelain that exquisite and unique translucence