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What is contemporary dinnerware? Contemporary dinnerware, or artist-made tableware, takes the premise of functional objects and infuses them with design, new shapes, and concepts or themes. Contemporary dinnerware is different from commercial tableware because it strays from traditional shapes and doesn’t have to be functional.
What will you be making? Everyone will start by making 3 cups. These cups should all be different! If you lined them up side by side they should have no relation to each other. You should experiment with a variety of construction methods, designs, decorative forms, textures, and/or themes.
Continued. . After you complete the 3 cups, you will pick one cup to be the start of a dinnerware set. You will continue to make one bowl and one plate that reflects the same design, construction, and theme as the cup. The strongest cup will be picked in consideration to its design, creativity, and craftsmanship of construction.
Student Learning Goal Students will explore a variety of techniques and concepts in order to create an innovative contemporary dinnerware set that includes a plate, bowl, and cup.
Unique and functional
Heather Mae Erickson
Matthew Mc. Govern
Charlotte Wood and Akiyama Yo
Inspired by Nature
Pat Parker and Unknown Artist
Scott Bartolomei Edmonds
Fungus Bowl- Unknown Artist
Highly textured or patterned
Judith Burke and unknown artist
Rachelle Chinnery and Ann Tubbs
Experiment with Multi. Formed objects
Things to Remember: Use different textures and construction methods within one piece You DO NOT have stick to the “traditional” idea of what is a bowl, cup, or plate It DOES NOT have to be functional You can transform objects into dinnerware (i. e. shoe cup) Make it weird (but use superior craftsmanship)!!