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Contemporary Keepsake

Visiting the Spode Factory and meeting its history made me want to preserve a part of the factory for the future. Knowledge that has been developed and used in Spode for over 250 years has disappeared with the workers. With my work at the BCB, I want to pay homage to the former Spode workers and their tools.

The idea is to preserve some of the now redundant working tools, and make them into valuable objects. I've taken parts of the molds from the Spode Factory and made them into Bronze objects. Bronze is the material, which has the best chance to survive time and different types of nature catastrophes. Thus will these objects have a chance of "surviving" time (wear, tear and possible natural or man made disasters), Using bronze means up scaling the value of the molds, making the previous working tools into sculptures.