For many years I enjoyed a very meaningful career as an art photographer. I have had more than my share of museum exhibitions, and I had little interest in deviating from what seemed to be my artistic course.
All that changed when several years ago I had an idea for a photography project that was to include usage of distinct tableware. Since in art school I also dabbled in sculpting, I became interested in creating the tableware for the project by myself. I knew what qualities I was looking for in the tableware even before I knew how to go about actually doing it. I was looking for sensual material and I started to experiment with different clays.
Eventually I decided to make the tableware out of Limoges porcelain which is strong yet elegant. Working with that porcelain I could design and reimagine moonscape like surfaces. After several experiments I was stunned to discover the tableware’s texture collects light softly. I began to delve into what seemed to be a unique art form as I created pieces which were shaped by hand which by definition meant that no two pieces were to be alike. Much to my astonishment, as soon as I completed the photography project the tableware pieces which I created were instantly acquired by art collectors.
I thought it might be interesting to turn this isolated adventure in creativity to a persuasion where art meets real life. I decided to call the line of tableware art DOMESTICA which means “home” in Latin. When I brought my tableware to my own home for the first time, my family’s dining experience changed completely.
It became clear that eating from Domestica tableware summons a different dining experience. The food suddenly looks and feels like art.