‘Crafting Anatomies Exhibition, Bonnington Gallery, NottinghamCeramic Wear Body-Accessories: Anatomies of Use

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Abstract

The ceramic body accessories proposed for exhibition re-evaluate the relationship between domestic ware and users. Their design considered domestic utensils that mediate the simple acts involved in eating and drinking, their etiquette and decorum. The pieces are domestic body-tools resulted in a process of reverting and re-interpreting functionality: the usual base for domestic ware that bounds crockery to the surface of the table is inverted; in being worn in closeness to the body, the objects establish a symbolic relationship with the wearer proposing a different form of usage.The simple, utilitarian cast forms adopted bodily reflect an invisible aspect of design which becomes evident in interaction; they address the physical intimacy we have with everyday functional tools through which objects are incorporated into everyday life. This connection between people and use-objects redefines the relationships with material things, questioning the nature of utilitarian function and the future form and role of domestic ware.
Original languageEnglish
Size10
Publication statusPublished - 7 Jan 2015
Event'Crafting Anatomies' - - Bonnington Gallery, Nottingham / Dryden Street, Nottingham NG1 4GG
Duration: 7 Jan 20154 Feb 2015

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