Tuesday, 18 August 2009

Collaboration with Jasper Sinchai Chadprajong-Smith

In the bar, in the run up to this year's RCA SHOW, I met Jasper. He's just graduated from MA Fashion Menswear. To cut a long story short, I made some ceramic bow ties for his collection. I hand formed them in bright white Southern Ice porcelain from NZ, some were delicately painted with hand-prepared Japanese enamel and traditional English enamel. We strung them low like a necklace. Then we got a little more ambitious. With two weeks before the show we thought it would be fun to make another of Jasper's motifs, the bobble-hat, in porcelain. Ha. We were elbow deep in porcelain slip, carefully tweaking the sodden hat until it was just so... I'm really very pleased that we tried.

He talks about his work like this...

'Here it is. One more, one less another wasted love story.'

It always fascinates me how people go from loving you madly to nothing at all. Nothing.

This is the journey of my past- present- future of love. Ideas come from relationships, the first feeling of love and the colours associated with it, blue for man, yellow for woman, mix the two you get purple, but then what happens after love when a relationship breaks down? There is a moment in life when you cannot recover from another break up. Is love really that simple?

Who knows what's next.
You can get in touch with Jasper here

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