Paste X The Department Store
by Christopher Riggio

Event details

Date: 15 Sep - 23 Sep

Time: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Hashtag: #thedepartmentstore #paste

The Department Store
248 Ferndale Road, SW9 8FR
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After in collaboration with Squire & Partners, presents Paste, a unique site specific ceramic installation by recent RCA graduate Christopher Riggio.

Responding directly to The Department Store’s history and recent reimagining, Paste explores craftsmanship, materials and evolutionary states with a focus on ornamentation with utility.

Christopher Riggio’s design practice is centered on both functional and decorative ceramic form. His latest work Paste utilises a subtlety of materials; simulated gemstones, glass inlay and the decorative use of fractured glass. The installation is supported by Potclays.

About Christopher Riggio

Following his MA final, Christopher was selected for Wallpaper’s Graduate Directory of 2018 and began working as an assistant to ceramicist Martin Smith. Riggio has also worked alongside numerous ceramicists and designers, including Hitomi Hosono and Robin Levien. Inspired by Lucio Fontana and the handicraft of Cartier, Riggio’s practice addresses a perpetual desire to reconnect with a past metropolis through new material sophistication.

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