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In this series I collect a variety of found disposable plastic objects such as bottles and trays and use them as a mould to design and create functional tableware. Coral structures can be found ‘growing’ on some of these pieces through the addition of hand-built forms, some of which have been pressed into real corals to recover their texture. In repurposing these plastic objects, I am giving trash a ‘rebirth’ in the hopes of provoking thoughts on reconsidering how we use everyday materials, reminding us to be environmentally responsible with our waste. In having these recognizable plastic objects reproduced into a functional ceramic form, I am giving it a permanence in our everyday life as opposed to a brief encounter at the time of use, reminding users that these single-use plastic objects are forever permanent and constantly accumulating at an alarming rate in the environment.

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