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Student Showcase Archive
Show RCA 2019

Chloé Bell

Show RCA work

  • Oyster Shell Vase

    Oyster Shell Vase, Chloé Rosetta Bell 2019
    Oyster Shell Glaze on Porcelain and Stoneware with a Brass Base
    Photographer: Maria Bell

  • Mussel Shell Lidded Pot

    Mussel Shell Lidded Pot, Chloé Rosetta Bell 2019
    Stoneware, with a Mussel Shell Glaze
    21cmx15cm | Photographer: Maria Bell

  • Footed Cup

    Footed Cup, Chloé Rosetta Bell 2019
    Stoneware and Porcelain, with a Oyster Shell Glaze
    8cmx8cm | Photographer: Maria Bell

  • Mussel Shell Lidded Pot with Smoking Reindeer Moss

    Mussel Shell Lidded Pot with Smoking Reindeer Moss, Chloé Rosetta Bell 2019
    Stoneware, with a Mussel Shell Glaze
    Photographer: Maria Bell

  • Porthilly Oyster Farmer

    Porthilly Oyster Farmer, Chloé Rosetta Bell 2019
    Photographer: Chloé Rosetta Bell

  • Research Desk, Sosban & The Old Butchers

    Research Desk, Sosban & The Old Butchers, Chloé Rosetta Bell 2019
    Halen Mon Seaweed and Sea Salt, Fired Mussel Shells
    Photographer: Chloé Rosetta Bell

  • Hammered Bowl

    Hammered Bowl, Chloé Rosetta Bell (Emmie Hubbard) 2019
    Stainless Steel
    14cmx4.5cm | Photographer: Chloé Rosetta Bell

  • Kitchen Table, Marylebone

    Kitchen Table, Marylebone, Chloé Rosetta Bell 2019
    Photographer: Chloé Rosetta Bell

  • Isle of Anglesey, Sosban & The Old Butchers

    Isle of Anglesey, Sosban & The Old Butchers, Chloé Rosetta Bell 2019
    Photographer: Chloé Rosetta Bell

  • Oyster Dish

    Oyster Dish, Chloé Rosetta Bell 2019
    Stoneware and Porcelain, with a Oyster Shell Glaze
    Photographer: Maria Bell

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.

Info

  • 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
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