My current creative work includes drawing, silkscreening, and ceramics. My printmaking background has influenced surface pattern and repetition in my functional ceramic ware, as seen in my herbal plate series. These works utilize screen printing and underglaze transfers to create pattern over a series of functional tableware.
I have been inspired through my studies in Community Herbal Medicine with the Pacific Rim College, in Victoria BC. Studying herbal medicine has brought my work with clay into an area of sustainability through the use of functional ware; from compost, and fermentation crocks, to plates, mugs, and pitchers. I have chosen to work consciously within a sustainable practice to the best of my abilities. This is represented in my work through making daily used objects.
This plate series includes works from Giving Respect to Weeds, Herbal Medicinals, and Backyard Farmacy. I have chosen herbs that I have throughly studied and many I have used medicinally. All of these herbs are commonly grown in gardens, homes, and nature. They are all easy and safe to use in ones everyday living.
I am especially interested in the table setting as a welcoming inclusive space to learn and converse. Ideally these plates would have been shown, and used around the table. Due to the nature of the current pandemic, this initial idea, and exhibiting of this project has been altered. These plates will be sold to raise money for the Food Stash Foundation with hopes of creating conversation around the table, in many homes, about using plants and food as medicine.
The Food Stash Foundation rescues 60,000 pounds of otherwise wasted food from grocery stores, suppliers, and farms every month and redirects it to local non-profits and food-insecure households throughout Vancouver. Find more at www.foodstash.ca
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