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The Pestle and Mortar
This traditional object is re-invented in a conglomerate of plastic waste and driftwood. The mortar is turned on a lathe, the shavings are then collected, re-melted and moulded to form the pestle. This product elevates the value of plastic waste and recycles it in its own closed loop.
I am a determined Designer Maker that believes in creating sustainable hand crafted objects of excellence. My approach to design is very experimental and material driven, I often work backwards; starting with a material and its properties and then determining how it can be applied to a product. The outcome often differs from the initial goal as the material dictates the direction of the project. I am interested in using waste materials that are perceived as having no value. I like the narrative that these materials tell, when waste from a specific site can be re-processed and made into something for that local area. Creating well crafted functional objects from waste re-examines their value and highlights their wider potential.
Winner of the New Designers Belmond Award, 2018
Winner of the New Designers Colour in Design One to Watch Award, 2018
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