Küche | Home And Hospitality
Fri 12 July 2019
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Join us for the launch of Home and Hospitality – a crockery set for the city of Glasgow and an artistic collaboration between artists Ruth Impey and Najma Abukar – in partnership with food-led social business Küche.
Home and Hospitality is a thirty-piece tableware set which reflects traditional Somali pottery and geometric designs, the historical production of Glasgow’s export plates and the themes of home and hospitality. The co-designed and crafted set is available to be used by the city’s population. Celebrate the creation of Glasgow's own crockery set and find out how you can use the set at your next event!
Najma Abukar is a Somali-born, Glasgow-based photographer. Abukar documents cultural and gender identities, the African diaspora and immigrant experiences. She is passionate about curating, archiving, and (re)focusing the untold narratives of those underrepresented and marginalised. As a first-generation migrant woman of African heritage, her photographic body of work focuses on the strife and resilience of the Other. She is currently working as a shadow artist for Shared Space: a project by A Moment's Peace Theatre Company in partnership with Küche and Tramway.
Originally from Glasgow, Ruth Impey is a potter and cultural heritage researcher. Inspired by local clay while living in Abu Dhabi, Ruth began researching the history of pottery production. Ruth established the UAE Pottery Research Project to celebrate and recognise the historical contribution of the tradition of pottery making and Julfar ware to UAE cultural heritage. Ruth has worked with the British Museum and Louvre Abu Dhabi and completed an MA in Museum Studies at Leicester University in 2018.