confessional sinks:
Produced at the Kohler factory, in a 2004 Arts/Industry residency sponsored by John Michael Kohler Art Center in Sheboygan, Wisconsin, the Confessional Sinks enclosed existing Kohler sinks within latticed ceramic panels that featured the quatrefoil pattern of a Catholic confessional screen. Sinks were thus transformed into sites of atonement, of both spiritual and physical cleansing. The effect of the work is to draw a very pointed connection between religious and secular ritual, and to reflect on societal propensities to seek redemption through consumer products.
motelhaus objects:
Produced at the Walbrzych Porcelain Factory in Walbrzych, Poland in 2003, MotelHaus Objects appropriated the factory’s industrial product to develop a series of sex toys that effectively “remixed” existing dinnerware sets. The resulting objects transpose the formal vocabularies of one domestic pleasure-zone (the communal dining room) to a more private one (the bedroom).
tableware for introverts:
Produced at the Walbrzych Porcelain Factory in Walbrzych, Poland in 2003, Tableware for Introverts edited the factory’s standard tableware molds in order to create new product. The plates are simply cut and reassembled to suggest that they have been folded inward, shielding the diner’s food from view, in response to the psychological and social pressures of the communal dinner table.