The project brief was to create a tableware range in stoneware to encourage and spread awareness of the Slow Living Movement and slow pottery. The Slow Movement advocates a cultural shift toward slowing down life’s pace. User and market research helped to understand the current trends, needs, patterns and problems of the users. While there are healthy meal options to choose from, the overall market of fast food doesn't provide the necessary nutrients that one would need. This called attention to tableware that would encourage preparing and eating at home for an individual living a fast-paced life. After multiple trials and errors and research, the final set was narrowed down to five elements and a recipe book. The concept is a starter kit for fresh food to encourage and help individuals prepare their own meals with less hassle or complications of cooking with a heat source.
Keywords: ceramic tableware, slow food, slow living, slow pottery, starter kit