From Hand to Mouth. A Spoon as a Tool by Simone Ten Hompel

Workshop  /  Making   CriticalThinking  /  16 Jul 2021  -  18 Jul 2021
Published: 05.03.2021
Simone Ten Hompel. Object: Container for a spoon, 2017. Brass, silver. Photo by: David Hobson. Simone Ten Hompel
Object: Container for a spoon, 2017
Brass, silver
Photo by: David Hobson
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To find out, what application, function, and designation a spoon has, is the starting point of the workshop for building a personal eating tool.
The first principle of a spoon is the hand and the arm, the hand is the bowl and the arm is the handle. The spoon is the first tool that a person learns to use and which accompanies him throughout his life. Since the beginning of spoons, they have been made to also carrier massages. Back then they were companions of every day and when traveling. Today, traveling spoons in an assortment of materials, have been missing any kind of personal notion.

Metal is my preferred form of communication, not only as a material for making pieces, moreover as a medium to carrier content. I am interested in trial and error whether meaning an subject matter as a form of narrative functions. This playful approach is my way of making, testing, and research the materiality in metal. The life of humans and the being of objects is of interest to me and to interpret their construct in 3D‘text‘ narration in a variety of materials, forms, and function.
Simone Ten Hompel

Date: 16. August – 18. August 2021.
Course languages: German, English.
Timing: Friday: 4 pm – 9 pm, Saturday: 11 am – 7 pm, Sunday: 10 am – 5 pm.
Workshop fees: CHF 500 (Course material is included in the cost. Metal is charged separately. Tools are available. Students are entitled to a 10 % discount. A discount is offered if more than one workshop is booked).
Participants: maximum of 8.
Subscription: up to two weeks before the workshop begins.
Advance payment: half of the workshop fee.

About the teacher:
As a practicing metalworker, Simone ten Hompel has contributed to numerous group exhibitions around the world and presented her work in solo exhibitions in the UK and internationally.
Simone Ten Hompel, Photo by:  Sussy Ahlburg​.
Simone Ten Hompel, Photo by:  Sussy Ahlburg​

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