Kitchen Storeys: the beginning
Oriel y Bont
December 2015- February 2016, University of South Wales, Pontypridd, Wales
Pushing the boundaries between form and function has always been at the heart of my practice, but in 2015, my interest in food and architecture, particularly modern and brutalist construction and the utopian Ideology that underpinned many of these architectural forms, began to fuel my ceramic work. In these stacked, sculptural pieces that first formed ‘Kitchen Storeys’, function was making its way to the fore. Here, I began and continue to make direct reference between the functions of the modern and brutal concrete buildings and each component of my stacks. As each tower is dismantled the presentation becomes dependent on the particular food that it houses. The pieces become part of the rituals that surround intimate meals, dinner parties and celebratory events, where we create opportunities for storytelling, discussion and debate that fill the spaces we live and work in, and so, for a moment, the utopian vision that the Brutalist architects and designers believed in, might be glimpse
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6-piece hand thrown stoneware set with a satin glaze set on seasoned oak cutting board
6-piece hand thrown stoneware teaset with a satin Glaze set on seasoned oak cutting board.
Hand thrown stoneware sets with a satin glaze set on a seasoned oak cutting board.