Jessie French — Algae Bioplastic Bowl in Marigold
Jessie French's algae bioplastic bowl is made from entirely renewable organic material. Each vessel is made using an algal polymer and a range of pigments – including a selection of microalgae grown in the studio.
The material is organic and completely biodegradable. If not recycled into new items, these items can be composted in a home system. When disposed, critters living in soil (as well as waterways, should they end up there) can consume them and they function as fertiliser for plants as they break down. Each vessel is made using an algal polymer and a range of pigments – including a selection of microalgae grown in the studio. They are sold alongside custom-designed ceramic shaping moulds.
Jessie French is an artist and experimental designer, working with bioplastics. Her practice explores consumption, symbiosis, ecology, science and technology in the context of human experience amidst human-driven environmental crisis. She is interested in engaging with environmentally vital issues and experimental artistic projects refracted through the lens of science.
Materials: algae bioplastic, plaster mould
Dimensions: approx.14cm x 45cm