Connecting Table Collection
In Viv Lee’s first collection of sculptural furniture, she has created a collection of textural, monolithic tables - an idea sparked by primordial making and rituals. Developed as part of The New Craftsmen’s ‘Claylarks’
collection, Viv felt that her connection to nature was through materiality, as she picked up and held oyster shells, flint and quartz while walking along the foreshore of the River Thames. This series of functional pieces are designed to elevate the mundane and to form part of personal rituals, with the smaller paired objects furthering this notion. With these small tables, or sculptural altars, Viv encourages the viewer to craft their own rituals, rather than prescribing how one might engage with the work. Each table varies in size and form, drawing inspiration from the colours, textures and materials found on the foreshore. The Connecting Table is paired with two cups and brings the idea of two people conversing around it and their connection.
Material: Various clays, crushed quartz grog, clear glaze
Table: Width 32.5cm, Depth 24cm, Height 33.5cm
Beaker I: Width 7.5cm, Depth 7.5cm, Height 8.5cm
Beaker II: Width 8cm, Depth 8cm, Height 8.5cm
Care Instructions: This item is made from glazed ceramic and should be handled and used with great care. Dust with a lint free cloth.