“Pairing Elements: An Artful Dining Experience,” took place at The Bull and Beggar restaurant in Asheville, NC on March 3, 2014.

In the winter of 2014, thirteen artists in Asheville, NC worked tirelessly to create elegant handmade tableware for a five-course meal that was prepared by chef Matthew Dawes. For this event, each course was assigned one of the four classical elements: earth, air, fire, or water. The work I created for this event used graphic patterning to separate the surface of the plate in a way that would be useful for plating, as well as become an abstracted reference to the movement of a flame. Below is a small example of the 50 plates I created for this event.

Handmade Tableware at The Bull and Beggar

Plates by Lindsay Rogers and Josh Copus; Wine Glass by Kathryn Adams and Nick Moen; Spoon by Tina Councell; Postcard design by ODDS

Pairing Elements at The Bull and Beggar Postcard featuring Handmade Tableware

Bowl by Anja Bartels