About Wild Kong Porcelain White (Edition of 20)
The best-selling French pop art contemporary artist Richard Orlinski, partnered with the Limoges-based company K.Olin Tribu, dedicated to bring the unique delicate quality standards of Limoges porcelain to world-renowned graphic designers and artists and create one-of-a-kind or limited edition pieces. This Wild Kong Porcelain not enameled sculpture in wild, shows the immediately recognizable monster figure of popular culture King Kong, part of Richard Orlinski’s Born Wild © concept which strives to channelize innate animalistic wild instincts through a civilized manifestation such as a beautiful work of art.
- Orlinski White Wild Kong Porcelain.
- Material: Porcelain not enameled.
- Dimensions: 11.02″H x 7.87″W inches (28 x 20 cm) est.
- Weight: 2.2 lbs (1 kg) est.
- No. 13/20 Richard Orlinski – Born Wild © x K.Olin Tribu – Porcelaine de Limoges, France.
About K.Olin Tribu – Porcelaine de Limoges, France.
For centuries almost all cultures have practiced the craft of ceramics, in fact, the earliest known ceramics date as early as 20,000 years ago in China. The word Ceramic comes from the Greek word Keramakos, meaning “of pottery”, and it refers to the art of making objects from a naturally occurring earth substance known as clay. To ensure their consistency ceramic forms are fired in a kiln at temperatures as high as 1200 to 2700 degrees Fahrenheit, or higher. However, for hundreds of years the Chinese discovered and perfect the secret of mixing kaolin (where the manufacturer K.Olin Tribu, attributes its name to) with finely ground petunse; the result of firing these materials at high temperatures is a white, translucent ceramic known as porcelain. After the porcelain form is shaped it is then dipped in a glaze and decorated with enamel colors.
The discovery of Kaolin during the 18th century in the French region near the city of Limoges, southwest of Paris rapidly made the city known for its unique porcelain production. The distinctiveness of Limoges porcelain products is also attributed the unique mixture of minerals in addition to Kaolin found in this particular region, as well as the attention detail and high-quality standards demanded by expert craftsmen. Since 2009 K.Olin Tribu partners with recognized illustrators, graphic designers, artists and graffiti artists to produce unique porcelain collection pieces in the city of Limoges where it is located, marking all of its products Porcelaine de Limoges, France; attesting to their quality and uniqueness.