Sadie Reynolds is a Conceptual Designer, Artist and Ceramicist based in Plymouth.
Her most recent work is inspired by Feminism and Positive Body Image.
Sadie’s artistic approach to design is inspired by her own personal experiences; each concept has been developed and enriched through in-depth research, material exploration and investigations of contemporary processes.
Her most recent conceptual collections 'OBJECT[IFICATION]' and 'Beautiful Demolition Series' consist of unique and diverse, hand manipulated slip-cast porcelain and bone china vessels.
Sociocultural standards of feminine beauty are presented in almost all forms of popular media, influencing women with images that portray what is considered to be the ‘ideal’ body. The unattainable standards of beauty promoted in the media can have a powerful influence on the way women view themselves. The pervasiveness of the media and advertising make it very challenging for most women to avoid, resulting in a large amount of women evaluating themselves against these standards of beauty and also competing with each other, to look how society would class them beautiful.
Beautiful Demolition Series
My work explores the tactile and aesthetic qualities of clay, using the material aspects of clay to deliver idealised or non-idealised forms. The pieces consist of various experiments showing the effects that tobacco has on clay, specifically how they can be used to manipulate and transform porcelain. Promoting a dematerialisation of the object as a defining factor, while retaining a sense intrigue and physicality within the object.