The next time you find yourself eating over the kitchen sink, the stove, dishwasher or washing machine, you may find that you’re actually dining on one of Alice Mara’s digitally printed ceramic plates.
She takes computer enhanced photographs of the urban landscape and objects and digitally prints them upon slip cast porcelain, ceramics and earthenware. The results are wonderful, witty and unique.
Plates (27cm x 27cm):
Hanging People (hand-painted porcelain tableware):
See the complete collection of her Hanging People tableware printed on fine bone china (and buy it if you like) at the Hidden Art Shop
“My work is about the urban landscape.
Having lived in London most of my life I enjoy walking around the place and taking pictures of buildings that interest me. I recently completed a body of work depicting my local environment, Walthamstow, which involved cataloguing (sic) a nostalgic journey of familiar landmarks.
Using a computer, I enhanced the photographs to give them a fantastical, surreal appeal. I like the viewer to be able to recognise the environment that I choose to decorate the plates with, either through a sense of having visited the place or a general recognition of the London theme.
By placing these images onto plates, I transform the identity, function and value of the plate into a decorative work of art which becomes readable for the viewer.” -Alice Mara
In 2003 Alice successfully completed her Masters in Ceramics at the prestigious Royal College of Art. Since then she has shown work at many galleries including Canary Wharf, crafts council and the Richard Denis Gallery.
Ms. Mara has also been awarded the Queensbury Hunt prize for innovative use of ceramics and the Ella Doran prize for best new designer at ELDS.
410 Haven Mews
23 St Paul’s Way