Designed for use by care home residents in living with Dementia. In this activity users can design a cup by pairing up cup-bodies with the cup-handles provided. Finished cups are slip cast form 3D-printed forms and cast in porcelain. The intention of this work was to challenge the often homogeneous nature of designed artefacts in Care Homes, giving residents the opportunity to creatively impact the environment through choice and personalisation with a focus on form. The Cups activity is simple, and can be completed in seconds or incorporated into a longer creative process through imagination, storytelling, exploration, decoration and giving.

This work was funded by AHRC, as part of my PhD research.

Betty's Cup Design, Jesmonite Prototype

Poppy's Cup Design, Jesmonite Prototype