Lauren Karle: Portion Plate
As a potter I wanted to explore the question, ‘How does what we eat off of influence what we eat?’ I partnered with a health coach and created a focus group interested in learning about nutrition. With their feedback to make the design practical and informative I created a dish set that incorporated portion size into the pattern.
I made nine place settings and gave them to participants. Everything we ate from Nov 10 - Dec 10, 2015 was from the dishes. We ate from them at home, took them to work, out to restaurants, at dinner parties and Thanksgiving. Via a blog we reflected on the impact of the dishes, shared recipes, and wrote about our experiences and interactions. I feel like I’m only beginning to explore the potential between our dishes and our health.