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Show RCA 2019

Chloé Bell

Show RCA work

Major project:

Translating Nature

Translating Nature: Sosban & The Old Butchers, Kitchen Table.

My current collections are research-driven and have been formed in response to two Michelin star restaurants – The Kitchen Table, in Marylebone, and Sosban & The Old Butchers, on the Isle of Anglesey. Restaurants develop unique relationships with their food suppliers. These relationships are not only formed in order to source extraordinary food, but simultaneously form connections between chefs and their supplier’s landscapes. The restaurants I have chosen have a particular focus on exceptional British produce. Both have daily changing menus, which depend on the finest produce available. 

My objects have two dimensions:

Firstly, to elevate the relationships between supplier and restaurant through the inclusion of by-products – found in the supplier’s landscape – within my own production methods. The glaze formed for Kitchen Table is developed from the waste oyster shells at Porthilly Oyster Farm.

Secondly, to generate sensual objects that enhance the dining experience of each restaurant; to amplify the sensory experience of the food provoking reflection, upon taste and the pleasure of eating.

The collections forge physical and sensory connections between the restaurants, their suppliers and the natural landscape from which the ingredients are sourced.


  • Chloé Rosetta Bell is a multidisciplinary designer approaching her practice from the viewpoint of an artist, craftsperson and researcher. Her practice examines the dialogues formed between people and the landscapes, in which they work and live. In particular, Bell has an interest in the relationships developed in the food industry.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA Contemporary Crafts, Plymouth College of Art, 2017
  • Experiences

  • Tableware, Restaurant, The Kitchen Table, 2019; Tableware, Restaurant, Sosban & The Old Butchers, 2019; Social media manager, Royal College of Art Ceramics & Glass, 2018–2019; The Future Kept, online store, 2017–2018; Midgley Green, Store, Clevedon, North Somerset, 2017–2018; Makers for refugees, Auction, 2017; Shop and studio assistant, Tregear Pottery, 2014–2016; Website designer, Tregear Pottery, 2016
  • Exhibitions

  • Home of Preston Fitzgerald, London, 2019; Plate Up, Devon Guild of Craftsmen, Bovey Tracey, 2018; Work in Progress Show, Royal College of Art, 2018; London Design Fair, Old Truman Brewery, 2017; Breaking Through, Plymouth College of Art, 2017; Best of the Summer Show, The Gallery Plymouth College of Art, 2017; Pastures New, The Byre Gallery, Millbrook, 2017; Plymouth in Practice, Leach Pottery, St Ives, 2017; Contemporary Craft Festival, Bovey Tracey, 2016; Berwick Watchtower, Berwick, 2014; The Late Shows, Newcastle Upon Tyne, 2014; Weston Park Graduate Show, Weston Under Lizard, 2014; Piran Strange Awards, London, 2012
  • Publications

  • Katie Treggiden, 2017; Brand Brilliance, Fiona Humberstone, 2017; Time, Gill Meller, 2018; House & Garden, 2017; LionHeart, 2017; Craft&Design, 2017; Emerging Maker, Ceramic Review, 2016
  • Awards

  • Potclays Award, 2017; Newcastle University Extracurricular Awards, 2015
  • Funding

  • The Griffin Scholarship
  • Sponsors

  • AJ Wells & Sons, Griffin Scholarship
  • Collaborators

  • Emmie Hubbard, Jewellery & Metal
Royal College of Art