Since 2010 Nina Sajet opened her Ceramic studio in Amsterdam – this is where she creates art objects, jewelry and everyday objects. In these pieces she capture the beauty of the unseen ordinary. Most of the time a new collection starts from an intuitive image or dream.The Leafspoon serie is one of Nina’s first projects in which she captures the beauty of nature in its most unadulterated form. She was inspired by authentic porcelain, where nature plays an important role in the decoration. By experimenting how natural forms could take a life on its own as functional objects, Nina found out that the leaf could serve perfectly as a bowl and the peduncle as a handle.
When making the molds for the spoon, nature is literally copied. All sorts of cabbage types form the basis for the molds. Liquid plaster is cast around the different cabbage leaves. Once hardened porcelain is poured into the molds. After the baking the different components are melted together with drops of porcelain. The connections are highlighted by gold accents. Each spoon is unique by its endless combinations and its manual way of connecting.