Simplicity, minimalism and functionality are key to Scandanavian design; this collection of work explores that aesthetic and purpose. Slip casting is an industrial technique and this collection of work showcases this process. By layering coloured slip within the tableware I am emphasising the casting method. Altering the way in which the pieces are stacked and displayed creates variation to the aesthetic of the work.
Tea Light was inspired by traditional Spode Teacups brought to my attention after a visit to the derelict Spode factory. I wanted to create a collection that celebrated Spode. The context and form of the teacups have been altered to design and make these bone china lights.
Kings Shilling Mug
This product began from a conversation in a pub about Ceramics Tankards and the myth of the Kings Shilling. I wanted to design a product that kept the myth alive but would also be a contemporary product. Using the traditional material with a modern twist on design and surface pattern. The surface graphics are designed by Joanna Roy.
We set out to design a toothbrush that once used will benefit the environment as well as being aesthetically and ergonomically pleasing. A collaborative project with Katie Askwith.
Table Light was also inspired by the Spode factory, though with this project I wanted to create a table light, whilst still relating to the teacup and saucer. The lightshade is a teacup and the base is an upturned saucer. Made from bone china, sapele and brass, a prototype.
A range of bowls intended for domestic use with coloured glaze on the inside.
A range of milk bottles. Exploring process, techniques and firing.