AFTER in collaboration with Squire & Partners, presents Paste, a unique site specific ceramic installation by recent Royal College of Art graduate Christopher Riggio. Responding directly to The Department Store’s reimagining and history, Paste explores craftsmanship, materials and evolutionary states.
Christopher Riggio’s design practice is centred on both functional and decorative ceramic form. His latest work Paste utilises a subtlety of materials; simulated gemstones, glass inlay and the decorative use of fractured glass. Riggio’s exploration of uncommonly used material textures belies a preconceived hierarchy of wealth, superiority and desire in the everyday. Installing directly into The Department Store’s art deco windows, Riggio alludes to the nostalgic retail experience which is paramount to identifyingRiggio’s sculptural ceramics as past/present objects.
Notions of display have led to Riggio’s reimagining of the Blumenbank. To be constructed almost exclusively from clay, Riggio will employ skills and techniques such as threaded ceramics, extruded forms and slab building to demonstrate clay’s rarely seen joining ability in the creation of his display structure.
London Design Festival Opening Hours & Address
Saturday 15th September 2018 – Sunday 23rd September 2018
Open to the public 10am – 5pm daily.
The Department Store, 248 Ferndale Rd, Brixton, London SW9 8FR (2 mins walk from Brixton tube).