A Matter of Life and Death by David Clarke

July 15, 2019 to July 19, 2019


Teacher: David Clarke

Dates: 15th July to 19th July 2019
Schedule: Mon to Fri 09:00-13:00 & 14.00 16.00
Cost: 600 euro + 22% VAT

Info at: info@alchimia.it


The table is where we meet, it is where we discuss ideas and thoughts, it is where we debate, possibly disagree and socialise. It can be the focal point of the home. The table is where we join with our family, friends and potential enemies! It is a social space. It is where we feed and are fed.
Without food and water, we are dead. At the table we not only feed our bodies but also our minds. Here we have objects that assist us in rituals that are performed at the table.
We handle, we pour, we chew, we use, we share: a cup, a bowl, a jug and a spoon.
There is a true sense of generosity and through these objects our identity is formed and revealed. We will investigate the complexity of form, based in practical, social or psychological aspects of serving and containing food whilst exploring the landscape of the table.

A Matter of Life and Death is open to: makers, cooks, designers, ceramicists a broad range of thinking and backgrounds are most welcome.
Please bring with you a range of materials you wish to work with, this could include reference material you would like to refer or respond to. This could be a still life painting, a film, an apple or an old family plate.

A Matter of Life and Death

Author’s Biography:

David Clarke is often cited as one of Britain’s most highly innovative silversmiths. Clarke has produced a wealth of covetable objects that have proven pivotal in the renaissance of contemporary British metalwork. Clarke has a well-earned reputation for producing engaging, intelligent and challenging domestic objects. The aesthetic most often associated with Clarke’s work relates to the subversive nature in which he responds to the entrenched traditions of silversmithing, often taking it to surprising extremes. This absolute willingness to experiment and play inappropriately sets Clarke apart.

A Matter of Life and Death

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