The Eat Me; Keep Me series focuses on the notion of self indulgence. In exploring the parallels between ‘valuable’ and ‘everyday’ I have drawn a symmetry of opposites between porcelain and confectionary items; both are similarly self indulgent, inspire desire and are coveted, but both are fundamentally frivolous. We are clearly enticed by the notion of food as a luxury, an indulgence, something a little bit naughty. And why not?
These sugar tongs and bowl have been cast in bone china with the addition of a pair of found vintage silver tongs. And yes, they do work!