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Serious Play. A workshop with David Clarke

Workshop  /  13 Oct 2023  -  15 Oct 2023
Published: 21.06.2023
David Clarke. Object: Stash, 2020. Silver plate, pewter, steel.. Various dimensions. Selected Finalist at the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022.
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. Redundant antique candelabras and candlesticks have been repurposed to create a series of three majestic and intriguing silverware compositions. Confounding the expectations of the viewer, each is crowned with a pair of hand-finished upturned pewter bowls that act as lids. The series reflects on sustainability, abundance and the joy of social gatherings.. David Clarke
Object: Stash, 2020
Silver plate, pewter, steel.
Various dimensions
Selected Finalist at the LOEWE FOUNDATION Craft Prize 2022.

Redundant antique candelabras and candlesticks have been repurposed to create a series of three majestic and intriguing silverware compositions. Confounding the expectations of the viewer, each is crowned with a pair of hand-finished upturned pewter bowls that act as lids. The series reflects on sustainability, abundance and the joy of social gatherings.

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Intro
We loose the art of playing far too early in life. Responsibilities, work; whatever that is, and commitments unfortunately take over and we allow it. We enter education at an early age and even though we sit in groups it’s very much about the individual and our own abilities.
What happened to collective thinking, exchange, sharing  and playing generously? Surely five brains and ten hands offers extraordinarily unimaginable options and opportunities one brain could never do.

Serious Play offers you a space to share openly and with generosity; age, ability and experience does not mater, lets offer in a most diverse and curious way. Bring yourself in and see what happens.

Arrive with some stuff and lets see what we can collectively make, break, extend, reduce or reconfigure. Swapping, bartering, stealing, cheating is all allowed as long as its done seriously.


Workshop fees: CHF 500
Students are entitled to a 10% discount.
A discount is offered if more than one workshop is booked.
Advance payment: half of the workshop fee.
Hours:
Fri 16 – 21 h
Sa / Sat 11 – 19 h
So / Sun 10 – 17 h
Participants: maximum 8
Subscription: Up to two weeks before the workshop begins.
Course material is included in the cost. Metal is charged separately.
Tools are available.
Course languages: German and English.

You will receive detailed information before the workshop begins.
Modifications reserved.

The workshops are aimed at goldsmiths and jewellery designers, architects and artists, designers and teachers, students and ambitious and interested people.

David Clarke is one of Britain‘s most innovative and iconoclastic makers. Clarke is particularly known for his recombination of existing historic objects. These deft rearrangements often see the objects taking on lifelike, psychological qualities. Clarke has done a fascinating series of works in which metal is exposed to salt, sugar, and other substances. These objects are infused with humour and subversion, provoking conversations about both historical traditions and contemporary culture with trademark wit.


David Clarke
Delightful Troublemaker and Silversmith. Established 1967 Nottingham UK.

Highs & Lows
1975 Arrived in London
1976 Choirboy St Andrews & Holy Trinity Church. C of E. London
1979 Paperboy Madge's Corner Shop. London
1982 Assistant Fine Art Conservator. Cathy Hassell. London
1985 Dismissed from Peter Jones Department Store. London
1989 Foundation Course Certificate. Sir John Cass. London
1989 Unemployed. London
1991 Potato shelf-filler. Marks & Spencers PLC. London
1992 Camberwell College of Arts. Batchelor of Arts. London
1993 Rejected application. Royal College of Arts. London
1996 Store Manager. Marks & Spencers PLC. London
1997 Royal College of Arts. Master of Arts. London
1998 Misterclarke was hatched.

>> Check here all artworks by David Clarke featured at Klimt02

 
David Clarke. Spoon: Pewter. EPNS (Electroplated Nickel Silver Spoon). David Clarke
Spoon: Pewter
EPNS (Electroplated Nickel Silver Spoon)
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David Clarke.
David Clarke

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