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Votive Offerings, Fairy Godmothers and the Placebo Effect

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About this project

Work inspired by the Wellcome Trust’s Collection. 
Cell-like ceramic trinkets and internal organs are my modern day take on the ancient votive offerings.  Bottles of pills and medicines inspired me to consider the placebo effect and my ceramic pills are designed to stimulate the power of the mind. As a centrepiece to the exhibition I invite the viewers to become Fairy Godmothers and select their ideal qualities in an installation reflecting on the DNA lottery and genetic engineering.


£20 — £120


porcelain, conceptual, ceramics, placebo effect, Welcomme collection, pills, jewellery


Conceptual, Ceramics, Pottery, Glass


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