on monday i showed you origami inspired dinnerware made from polypropylene, ‘the merlin of plastics’. alice highet works her own magic with the plastic, mixing printed shapes with fine metals and flexible wire. inspired by japanese textiles, childhood walks in the woods, slinky toys, sycamore seeds, leaf skeletons and insect wings, the work has a feather light touch. look like little-slip-o’-nothings. very appealing on a summer morning.
while polymer clay might not be as indestructible as polypropylene, i do think pc lends itself nicely to the simple design and construction highlighted in highet’s limited edition collections.