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Inherent Values? A British cultural heritage perceived through familial domestic things.

Inherent Values? develops a practice-led, craft based approach to researching habitual whiteness within a British domestic setting. By dismantling everyday interaction with domestic objects, British cultural heritage in relation to dominant socio-political structures is examined. Expanding upon ideas of habituality as both structured and structuring (P. Bourdieu, 1977), research seeks to engage with domestic habits through a schema that works at the intersections of race, class and generational difference (S. Ahmed, 2007).

Methods of pausing, mirroring, mapping, and re-enacting locate habitual moments of comfort and discomfort within a domestic structure. Using a reflexive, craft methodology, research draws upon practical, haptic, and historical knowledge of the functional object within the field (A.Gali et al. 2018, H. Risatti, 2013). By consciously moving between the roles of domestic object user and maker, research utilises a dual lens within autoethnographic methods. Here a subjective, multi-sensory, multi-narrative understanding of a British home is engaged with, highlighting underexplored object-based methods.

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Amy Peace Buzzard is an interdisciplinary craft artist and researcher working in London. Her practice centres around the domestic scene, the objects in our lives that shape who we are. Installation acts a key method within her work, bringing together layers of narrative, poetics and crafted objects, forming comments on the social. Amy is a PhD candidate, developing research that dismantles everyday experience to explore habitual whiteness within a British domestic setting. Amy is currently collaborating on the international research project Food is Home. Here, research aims to discuss ideas of cultural identity in relation to dining and culinary-based, domestic objects.

MFA, CRAFT, Jewellery + Corpus, Konstfack University, Stockholm, Sweden, 2017

BA, Jewellery and Silversmithing, School of Jewellery, Birmingham City University, UK, 2014

Freemasons Sweden, Stiftelsen Den Nordiska Första St-Johannis Logens Jubel-fond: Winner, 2017

Select Exhibitions:

Stockholm Craft Week, October 2020

Streams, Intro Gallery, Amsterdam, August 2020

RSVP, No Format Gallery, London, October 2018

Fundamental Matters, Kunst-Werk, Munich, March 2018

Marzee for Starters at Collect, Saatchi Gallery, London, February 2018

Marzee International Graduate Show, Netherlands, August 2017

MiniMax, Marabouparkens Konsthall, Stockholm , Sept 2016

Journal of  Jewellery Research, Vol.3, February 2020

Biennale International Conference for the Craft Sciences, May 2021

Culture, Costume and Dress Conference, May 2021