Rachel Griffin

Department: Man and Living

Trade Union

Fascinated by the divide between craft and industry, Rachel Griffin was inspired to bring these two seemingly disparate worlds together. The result is a series of vessels called Trade Union. While the vessels are hand-woven using age-old techniques, they are made from an industrially produced starch-based bioplastic called Solanyl. “This new ‘natural’ material is the bridge between industry and craft,” Griffin explains, “which allows us to view these two worlds from a new perspective.”

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Project-239 Rachel Griffin
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Photographs: Lisa Klappe