The “Nightingale” is a tale written in 1843 by Andersen and tells the story of Chinese Emperor who prefers the tinkling of a mechanical bird (who eventually breaks down) to the song of a real nightingale.
“The Nightingale” pattern is composed of two surfaces treated differently one involving a mechanical reproduction of a hand drawn pattern and a second one performed by a skilled crafstman. The latter is hand glazed and does not involve a delibarate decor. It is beautiful in its imperfection. Though different, both surfaces at some point involved a hand generated pattern.
The set is built on contrasts of techniques and surfacing: a precise hand drawn decor versus abstract surfaces which form chance patterns.