I have been lucky enough to be asked to work for Equal Arts in a residential care home in Newcastle upon Tyne . Using my visual art, design and print expertise we have produced a small collection of ceramic pieces for the newly refurbished dining area. The ceramic itself are found objects, but the floral designs are a collaboration between myself and residents.
The theme of the dining space is the 1950’s, while doing some research I found that 1950’s ceramics were heavily influenced by the natural world. I struck gold and found a new favourite ceramicist her name is Rut Bryk. So to translate this research I have been working with residents to produce designs for ceramics. Below are some images of the items that have been produced as part of this project.
I hope to explore a variety of processes with residents throughout this project. Including silicone moulding, sculpture, painting, fabric painting and decoration, new methods of display, and reminiscence.
As a result of this part of the project I now have a bit of a mini obsession with second hand tea sets. Anyone else out there discovered anything fabulous? If so please share your images on my Facebook page here