Artist Project: Stacking Series

"The work highlights how efficient designs can change how we live, and how we use ceramics..."

 

- Jordan 

Function & Design

ARTIST STATEMENT Jordan Blankenship

With my work, I design customizable ceramic forms that adapt to individual preferences, entertaining the duality between the domestic household’s com- plex and simple habits. I explore our daily interaction with functional objects and how they adjust to the user’s lifestyle and individual traditions.

My sets are made by hand with deliberate attention to craftsmanship and precision. Pottery possesses a unique ability to provide an intimate space for conversation, becoming an approachable medium secured in domestic traditions. I invite the user a moment to ponder the importance of the object in the comfort of a daily ritual. My work invites us to reexamine our habitual rituals and relationship to objects in moments of nourishment.

My multi-functional ceramic sets celebrate simplicity, focusing on how to encourage comfort and convenience for routine human needs. This series challenges how objects can change the way we live and how we become mindful of day-to-day rituals in a series of versatile, interchanging ceramic arrangements.

 

 - Enjoy and stay safe

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Research Design

Helen Von Bosch who designed a four table dinner setting that nested together in the shape of an orb. The Labou was made for Villery & Bosch . The plastic dinnerware set was made in greens yellows and orange of that era- the orb features 7 pieces in total to serve two people two bowls for dinner plates and one serving platter.

 

It is a striking comparison between aesthetics and function. 

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Customizable

I find the ability to customize preferences important to facilitate an intimate connection to the food and traditions of the individual. Limitless potential as you rearrange the individual pieces.

Designed with storage in mind. The work highlights efficient  designs changing how we live, and how we think of storage for ceramic sets.

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Daily Rituals

My sets are made by hand with deliberate attention to craftsmanship and precision. Pottery possesses a unique ability to provide an intimate space for conversation, becoming an approachable medium secured in domestic traditions. 

 

Create the ideal set for your lifestyle. My sets encourage freedom in the process of preparing a meal or brewing a cup of tea.