I am always willing to consider new materials for making ware. We all know that ceramics are best for food, cleanliness, durability, toxicity, and aesthetics all make ceramics vastly superior to all other materials.
Except, what if you want to eat your ware? tough question. I have looked at many a mug and have it stare back at me and say "Eat Me", but haven't we all?
Designers, The Way We See The World have created Jelloware.
Jelloware re-imagines the concept of drinking, and imparts a new experience in the way it feels, tastes, smells, moves, and is even disposed of. The cups are made entirely out of agar agar and cast in different flavors, such as lemon-basil, ginger-mint, or rosemary-beet, each specifically designed to compliment a corresponding drink. Jelloware is meant to be thrown into the grass after it is used, as agar agar is a seaweed extract and actually nurtures the growth of plants.