You couldn’t mistake Haley Bernier's pottery for another, not least because of her almost exclusive use of white. Living and working in Lisbon, this American found in Marvila, at Fábrica Moderna, the ideal place to give shape to her ideas. With consumption, value and disposable goods on the back of her mind, she uses clay to render products that we are used to chucking in the bin. The difference being that these pieces are made to last.
Packages and crumpled cups, disposable food packaging and plastic bags – Bernier’s ceramics recreate every wrinkle and dent with stunning realism. And the pieces lend themselves to the most diverse of uses – there are decorative jars, cups for using at the table, serving dishes, bottles for the refrigerator and even hanging vases for plants.