THE CYLINDER

Giving myself boundaries to work within helps my process

In previous work I have played with archetypes, associations, form and colour to develop new concepts. With my children’s wear range it was the A-line dress, in my Design thesis, the Air Chair. I enjoy the cylinder form, and it’s quickly become the obvious archetypical form to play with in ceramics.

I loosely play with the cylinder to explore human relationships but also to experiment with function and flexible solutions; opening for different ways to use and interact with a vase.

Another series was inspired by “Le Petit Prince” by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry; a cylinder swallowing a cube. I started with the easiest version; the cube’s reached the bottom; more to come.

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