before & after with fieldwork. November 30 2011

it occurred to me, that while we posted lots of mysterious photos leading up to the show - we never did a follow up of the final pieces....


'based on everyday dim sum teacups, these are handmade to mimic their mass-produced counterparts & stand on their tip toes to be noticed.  the set is made to be added to any utilitarian teacup collection to remind us of the cups that we often overlook. each set contains 3 cups, each raised to a different height & made in Jingdezhen, the porcelain capital of China.' - amanda huynh



'over time, the evolution of the cup has taken a very conventional form.  this is not that form.  produced from a single piece of timber, the wood acts as a natural insulator for hot and cold liquids.' - misha olynyk


'hot, boiling liquid
hands seek comfort on a glass
a layer protects' - anna gukov
(that layer is a beautifully fitted, hand stitched piece of natural leather. can be easily removed for cleaning)


'sweet cups, sweet shot cups, sweet sugar cups, sweet candy cups, sweet sipping cups, sweet caramel cups, sweet temporary cups
caramelized sugar cup coated in beeswax melts in your drink beeswax shell left over
to keep, or not' - emilie madill (sold in a set of 4, what a beautiful way to spend an evening sipping out of these)


 
'they say cups don't grow on trees.  each set of cups is cut from an individual branch & is reconnected when you share a drink with friends & family.  the cups will season and develop a warm patina with use.  made from western big leaf maple sourced in vancouver, finished with a mineral oil & beeswax.' - joshua doherty
(sold in sets of 3 or 4)



'though, being cautious, signs of secrets are always present.  as all affairs leave traces.  & only through close inspection, the hidden qualities of these glasses can be imagined.  please have a close look at these glasses.  i hope you will find their veiled characters.' - joji fukushima
(sold in a set of 5. comes in a beautiful 'crate'.  need a hint:  http://bit.ly/vfLoiQ... still can't figure it out?  come by & see it in person, will make way more sense then)

there are lots of red (sold) stickers up by these thoughtful pieces, but some are still available.  so if you're looking for that something special for that someone special...might i suggest one of the above? 

photos courtesy of ryan nussbacher & julian hecht