The Human Trace porcelain tableware was created on the factory production line. It was made by factory workers wearing gloves whose fingertips were dipped in cobalt. The traces of their touch remain almost invisible until the porcelain is fired when almost miraculously they appear on the porcelain – in a deep, dark blue pattern. This way, the ‘human factor' in the 'inhuman' production process remains visible - and is extraordinary.
The tableware was manufactured as a part of the People from the Porcelain Factory Project, which was carried out in one of the oldest ceramic factories in Poland. The factory in Ćmielów, established in 1790, has been producing fine porcelain since 1838 and is currently owned by Polskie Fabryki Porcelany Ćmielów i Chodzież S.A.