Monday, 26 May 2014

Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show 2014

A few years ago (just looked and I really can't believe it was 4 years ago), Calum McClure grabbed my attention, this year Waël Seaiby was definitely best in show.


PLAG by Waël Seaiby
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Waël Seaiby 


Not only were his vases and bowls made from recycled plastic bags simply beautiful, Waël's presentation of himself, his work: his brand, was clever, eye catching and totally unique.

PLAG by Waël Seaiby
image by 
Waël Seaiby
PLAG takes advantage of the free resource of HDPE that these bags offer; through a unique up-cycling process, it turns the valueless bags into valuable objects. Recycled plastic is often dismissed as cheap or tasteless, especially aesthetically. PLAG aims to challenge that notion by delivering a line of hand-worked vessels that are reminiscent of glass or ceramic craftsmanship. The vessels are evocative of the bags from which they stem; their smooth finish, along with their distorted shapes, are directly inspired by the physical aspects of the crinkly plastic bags. - Waël Seaiby 




2 comments :

  1. At first i thought they were small hats. I like the colors and texture of the objects. I'll bet you had a good time looking at all the new and young art!

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  2. It's always interesting to go see what is happening but disappointing to not get to see the clothes from the fashion department. I'm assuming they were maybe taking part in the London fashion week.

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