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Cups, Goblets, Chalices, Mugs by Nick Weddell

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Nick Weddell makes sculpture which asks to be lived with— through touch, use, and interaction— in a way that fully casts aside art’s bias against utility. A system of meaning emerges around the work and its viewer, who is also welcome to be its user.

Weddell works with porcelain and glaze (a lot of it). Thus, as objects go, the prehistory (think archaeology), mythos (think Fairy Cups), and …

Nick Weddell makes sculpture which asks to be lived with— through touch, use, and interaction— in a way that fully casts aside art’s bias against utility. A system of meaning emerges around the work and its viewer, who is also welcome to be its user.

Weddell works with porcelain and glaze (a lot of it). Thus, as objects go, the prehistory (think archaeology), mythos (think Fairy Cups), and current banality of the cup makes it the perfect conceptual and physical subject for Weddell, whose work is a challenge to the mundanity of objects around us. He has developed a practice in which he injects …