London silversmith David Clarke, recently the subject of a commission from the Dallas Museum of Art, has created Stashed, a three piece set of storage containers and smoking implements from antique silver tea services.
Clarke is one of the most prominent avant garde figures in metalwork in the UK. Through his own studio work, he has mounted a vibrant challenge to settled assumptions about his medium. While he is capable of good craftsmanship, the value of his work is primarily expressive, conceptual and poetic.
Clarke writes: STASHED elevates the ritual of smoking marijuana it brings it center stage by celebrating this taboo. Laws are becoming more relaxed around the use of marijuana. So, you have a choice to stash your weed secretively within the lid or simply have it opulently in the lidded bowl. We have choices, what are yours?
pewter, silver-plate, steel
approx 18 x 18 x 35 cm each