The Cup and Saucer Set

This series of work investigates relations between inside and outside spaces by exploring the functional form of the cup and saucer set. The pieces are flat-back ornamental objects telling stories inspired by thoughts which occurred in the mind of the artist while she lived in Delhi. The decorations on the cups reference relationships to the domestic space and the outside world, mapping moods (such as ‘Rainy day’) as well as a longing for nature (‘Looking for birds’). The juxtaposition of pieces allows layers to be created and visual conversations to emerge, engaging viewers in an intriguing, poetic world of personal images which mix the familiar and the unfamiliar, the personal and the universal.

Élodie Alexandre

Élodie Alexandre is an artist based in the village of Andretta in Himachal Pradesh, India. Originally from France, she lived in the UK for ten years and joined Cardiff School of Art and Design in Wales in 2008. She holds a BA and an MA in Ceramics from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. Her work was selected for the British Ceramics Biennial in 2011 and for the Biennial of Ceramics in Belgium in 2015. She was artist in residence at the Jakarta Contemporary Ceramics Biennale, Indonesia, in 2016. In 2018, she was selected to participate in the first edition of the Indian Ceramics Triennale in Jaipur. She is co-founder of Atelier Lālmitti, a clay centre in Andretta.

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