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Bowls, cups, mugs, coffee makers, tea pots, plates, saucers, pitchers, jugs, silverware, glassware: things we use every day; they are the subject matter for my ongoing series in Family Heirlooms.

These 'prime objects' are part of our human legacy. These 'banal' things are a reflection of ourselves and our routine. Our emotional and symbolic ties to these objects used by our parents, grandparents, and siblings are rich with memories.

Their forms are our rational solutions to a problem. The designs are part of our collective intelligence; forms which no longer need invention or justification. Only our methods of production and base materials have changed slowly over time.