Good Enough to Eat: Food as Impetus for Craft

Part 1 of 3 of the Good Enough to Eat: the Fusion of Food and Craft series

Food was a motivational font for craft from its earliest origins. Objects have facilitated and elevated the act of cooking and consumption throughout history, from woven baskets to clay storage jars, blown glass vessels and metal utensils. In the first segment Food as Impetus for Craft, we featured functional, exceptional objects designed for the multi-sensory enhancement of food preparation or presentation. Well-executed serving pieces and kitchen tools transform the edible experience and encourage us to stop and think about what we eat and how things taste. They mark the ceremony of holiday dinners, set the tone of social gatherings and become invested with memories of our most cherished meals. Katherine Gray’s conceptual glassware, Chunghi Choo’s sculptural silver, Julia Galloway’s lyrical yet utilitarian ceramics and Mark Hewitt’s classic pottery are among the pieces that were highlighted.