Pigments & Porcelain

Alissa + Nienke together with Vij5

“Alissa + Nienke once had the idea of mixing different colours of porcelain in one mould to create unique pieces within a single production run. They started a small ‘factory’ in their workshop in Eindhoven and because of their efforts it became one of the most popular items in their collection. When they asked us to help with the sales and distribution we of course couldn’t resist! We think the porcelain series is a perfect match with the Vij5 collection. We structured the colours in the series and added a new, larger cup.”

- Arjan & Anieke


Pigments & Porcelain is a research about the flowing of colours through liquid porcelain, resulting in a series of handmade and unique objects.

By using various porcelain colours together in the traditional pouring process, the moment of creation is captured in the final product. The pattern might be colourful or subtle, very smooth or strongly present; it always reveals the blending of the coloured porcelain and the movements that has been made.


The cups are glazed on the inside and unglazed on the outside, but due to the high-temperature porcelain is being fires the cups are dishwasher safe! Also the colour is inside the clay itself (not in the glazing) so the cups will maintain their colour.


design by Alissa + Nienke

in collection since 2015

material coloured & white porcelain


cups 80 ml; espresso & coffee (Ø 6 cm, height 6,5 cm)
cups 120 ml; coffee & cappuccino (Ø 8 cm, height 4,5 cm)
cups 300 ml; tea (Ø 8cm, height 11cm)

breakfast/soup bowl 450ml NEW!

large fruit bowl

plate small 15,5 cm
plate medium 21,5 cm
plate large 28,5 cm

colour variations

pink NEW!
cobalt blue
mint green (discontinued!)


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