POLLY COLLINS

 Polly Collins is a recent graduate from Edinburgh College of Art, and will be artist in residence 2013-14. She works with copper and britannia silver to form tactile vessels and utensils that explore the concept of Slow Dining.

Artist's Statement

I am considering a world in which we are friends with our utensils, where we want to spend time with them and to nurture them; a place where we slow down a bit.

These speculative forms invite us to reflect on a different pace of living through their ambiguity in both material and function, sparking a conversation between user and object. The creature-like appearance of the vessels, as well as the different personalities and temperaments they have, will encourage this conversation to continue.

I work predominantly in sheet metal, yet treat it like textile; creating seams and gussets into soft forms. I am interested in challenging the expectations of a material; forming the cold and hard into something comforting and warm.

Further Images

Smug Cream Jug

Smug Cream Jug

Britannia Silver and Bog Oak

Pouring the Smug Cream  Jug

Pouring the Smug Cream Jug

Britannia Silver and Bog Oak

Greedy Spout

Greedy Spout

Copper


Strainer

Strainer

Britannia Silver

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