Snowflake Kitchen is a project that I had the pleasure of co-curating with artist Maya Sanbar for Goldfinger, a social enterprise that crafts furniture and objects from reclaimed and sustainable materials. Using ceramic off-cuts from Studio Peover, we commissioned 40 celebrated artists to customise unique snowflakes. They were then auctioned on line to raise money for Goldfinger’ People’s Kitchen, an initiative that seeks to eradicate food poverty in the local community. For me, this project was a combination of everything I care about: working with emerging local artists, collaboration with an organisation whose mission encompasses sustainability, education and training and making a positive impact on the local community. All achieved in an incredibly short timescale: from idea to auction, the project took just over a month.
Goldfinger’s Founder Marie Cudennec said: ‘This project shows the world that art and design can and should be planet and people positive’. Through this project, we're excited to be collaborating with so many talented artists to help feed our community during the pandemic. Their generosity in creating these beautiful objects reminds us of the critical role the arts play in social cohesion and wellbeing.’