Everyday objects display social status and reflect a culture’s priorities and values, as well as being utilitarian objects. These things can become icons of a culturefunctioning as symbols of national and personal identity. I am interested in this ability of objects to speak for their owner, maker and culture.
Research into craft traditions is essential to my studio practice. This research takes the form of reading anthropological and archaeological studies, art history books, as well as careful examination of historical pottery during museum visits, and getting extremely excited by architectural details and the coffee mug at a diner.
-- Adam Ledford