Contain and Serve Tumbler

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Contain and Serve Tumbler

75.00

Contain and Serve Tumbler
Collaboration with Arash Shirinbab
Approx. 5.75” tall
Handmade tumbler made with dark clay and image transfer with inner with celadon glaze. Microwave and dishwasher safe.

About Contain and Serve
The work features a series of calligraphy-inscribed ceramics inspired by the Persian Nishapur tradition, and created by Shirinbab and Lesch-Middelton. Through this partnership, the artists explore themes of hospitality, morality, and justice in cultural, historic, and contemporary contexts. The text inscribed on the ceramics come from a range of sources that include traditional Sufi poetry, tweets from individuals living through recent times of conflict (such as Iran/Syria/Iraq/Afghanistan/Yemen) and contemporary poems from these areas. The objects are at once grounded in tradition while in dialogue with contemporary issues and voices. The quotidian nature of the objects reflects a key idea in this project: the deep-seated Islamic value of human hospitality. The interactions created while hosting, eating, and drinking together create strong social fabric. In tough times, we keep returning to the basics.

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