Sadie Reynolds

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.


OBJECT[IFICATION] Collection
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.
'Exploited' Bone China Vessel With Rope. Part of the OBJECT[IFICATION] Collection. This gorgeously smooth bone china vessel has been slip-cast. The form has been exploited by a rope tightening process, which involved tightening a rope gradually until the ceramic form was pushed to its limits of exploitation. This process was used to represent the pressures women feel in society to be slim. This piece has been delicately polished to expose the clay's natural smooth, white aesthetic. Measurements - 7.9" x 6.9" / 20cm x 17.6cm £210

'Exploited'

Bone China Vessel With Rope. Part of the OBJECT[IFICATION] Collection.

This gorgeously smooth bone china vessel has been slip-cast. The form has been exploited by a rope tightening process, which involved tightening a rope gradually until the ceramic form was pushed to its limits of exploitation. This process was used to represent the pressures women feel in society to be slim. This piece has been delicately polished to expose the clay's natural smooth, white aesthetic.

Measurements - 7.9" x 6.9" / 20cm x 17.6cm

£210

'Feminine Curves' This piece displays a feminine 'waist/waistline' curve, beautifully sculpted into a tall slip-cast porcelain form, sanded and high-fired for a pure porcelain finish. Measurements - 9.6" x 6.8" / 24.4cm x 17cm Part of the OBJECT[IFICATION] collection. £225

'Feminine Curves'

This piece displays a feminine 'waist/waistline' curve, beautifully sculpted into a tall slip-cast porcelain form, sanded and high-fired for a pure porcelain finish.

Measurements - 9.6" x 6.8" / 24.4cm x 17cm

Part of the OBJECT[IFICATION] collection.

£225

'Feminine Features' Sculpted Porcelain Pot. This piece displays a feminine 'hipbone' feature, delicately sculpted into a small slip-cast porcelain form, sanded and high-fired for a natural porcelain finish. Measurements - 5.4" x 5.2" / 13.5cm x 13cm Part of the OBJECT[IFICATION] collection. £120

'Feminine Features'

Sculpted Porcelain Pot.

This piece displays a feminine 'hipbone' feature, delicately sculpted into a small slip-cast porcelain form, sanded and high-fired for a natural porcelain finish.

Measurements - 5.4" x 5.2" / 13.5cm x 13cm

Part of the OBJECT[IFICATION] collection.

£120

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.
Unique Tall Porcelain Vessel with a Corrupted Glaze Feature This beautiful and contemporary tall porcelain vessel has been slip-cast and uniquely manipulated by hand. The edge detail has been glazed in layers to produce an intense contrasting glaze feature. The piece has been sanded for a pure porcelain aesthetic. Measurements - 9.6" x 4.3" / 24.5cm x 11cm Part of the Beautiful Demolition series. £255

Unique Tall Porcelain Vessel with a Corrupted Glaze Feature

This beautiful and contemporary tall porcelain vessel has been slip-cast and uniquely manipulated by hand. The edge detail has been glazed in layers to produce an intense contrasting glaze feature. The piece has been sanded for a pure porcelain aesthetic.

Measurements - 9.6" x 4.3" / 24.5cm x 11cm

Part of the Beautiful Demolition series.

£255

Tall Porcelain Vessel with with a Corrupted Glaze Feature This beautiful and contemporary tall porcelain vessel has been slip-cast and delicately manipulated by hand. The preformed detail was then glazed in layers to produce an intense contrasting glaze feature. This piece has been sanded for a pure porcelain finish. Measurements - 9.3" x 4.3" / 23.5cm x 10.9cm Part of the Beautiful Demolition series. SOLD

Tall Porcelain Vessel with with a Corrupted Glaze Feature

This beautiful and contemporary tall porcelain vessel has been slip-cast and delicately manipulated by hand. The preformed detail was then glazed in layers to produce an intense contrasting glaze feature. This piece has been sanded for a pure porcelain finish.

Measurements - 9.3" x 4.3" / 23.5cm x 10.9cm

Part of the Beautiful Demolition series.

SOLD

Porcelain Vessel with Corrupted Glaze Detail This beautiful and contemporary porcelain vessel has been slip-cast and uniquely manipulated by hand. The edge detail has been glazed in layers to produce an intense contrasting glaze feature. Measurements - 8.7" x 4.2" / 22cm x 10.6cm Part of the Beautiful Demolition series. £240

Porcelain Vessel with Corrupted Glaze Detail

This beautiful and contemporary porcelain vessel has been slip-cast and uniquely manipulated by hand. The edge detail has been glazed in layers to produce an intense contrasting glaze feature.

Measurements - 8.7" x 4.2" / 22cm x 10.6cm

Part of the Beautiful Demolition series.

£240