Serving bowl designed as a part of the project From The Ground Up. The project is founded on the obscure significance of the mineral feldspar. Making up 60% of the earth’s crust, feldspar is a key ingredient in many of our most familiar objects within the domestic environment. From The Ground Up is a simple dining set for two that stacks together to form a totem, each item an example of an everyday material made from feldspar. As a symbol of unity, the totem creates interrelations through the set which, when constructed, stands upon its common origin the stone itself.
The notion that within the consumer landscape, we are becoming more aware of the origin of our food and what it has taken for it to get to our local supermarket, as well as the fact that feldspar is very appropriate for tableware, formed the decision behind making a dining set. To be aware of what you are eating your food on is an equally fascinating story, to understand the transformation of the material from its natural state until it sits at your table.
The bowl is stoneware, glazed on the inside. The shape is press moulded and all seams and fingermarks from the making left untouched as a document of the making process, making each bowl unique.