Ceramics and food! Two things I'm very passionate about. I couldn't resist the Clay with Your Food event put on by San Francisco Design Week recently. The event was held at Jered's Pottery in Berkeley, with chefs Evan Rich (Rich Table) and Bill Corbett (Absinthe Group), alongside Jered Nelson, who creates gorgeous dinnerware locally for chefs and restaurants.
The focus of the demo was the relationship between the aesthetics of the plating and the experience of the food. Jered works with chefs to create dinnerware that works with their food and their overall aesthetic. It's a combination of beauty, form and function.
Chef Bill Corbett cooked cauliflower for us in Jered's kiln, and Chef Evan Rich shared his processes for creating dishes as well as how he plates them. All took a turn at the potter's wheel.