Tablescape Detroit: Ceramic Design x Taste at Marrow

06:30 pm
Wednesday, 09/13/2023
Marrow | 8804 Kercheval Ave, Detroit MI 48214


Tablescape Detroit is coming to Detroit Month of Design!

A sensorial dining experience uniting crafted food and the ceramic vessels made for it. Featuring a collaboration between renowned four-time James Beard nominated restaurant Marrow, multi-disciplinary artist-designer Elizabeth Salonen of Mottoform and ceramic artist Claire Thibodeau. An event where patrons can experience five courses of immersive and artistic dining pleasure.

This is a live exhibition at Marrow. It’s interactive. It’s fun. It’s collaborative. It’s a new experiential concept. We’re bringing our sculptural wares to life with food design that you will love. Exclusively crafted for this event, the sculptural ceramic tablescape and art objects aim to challenge and inspire the chefs at Marrow to curate a bespoke menu. One that harmonizes with each distinct vessel. This event will be an immersion in craft, design, and flavor. Ticket holders will be entered into a draw to win a handmade ceramic vessel signed by the artists.

Event Details
Wednesday, September 13th
6:30 pm
On Instagram Follow @tablescape.detroit for more info.

About Marrow
Four-time James Beard nominated restaurant, Marrow, bridges Executive Chef Sarah Welch’s (Top Chef Season 19 finalist) creative culinary genius with local and ethically sourced products. The signature dishes demonstrate why the origin and farming practices of ingredients create superior flavors, textures, and taste. And promotes zero waste.

About Elizabeth Salonen
Elizabeth Salonen is a maker, artist, and industrial designer. She established Mottoform design studio in 2005, Helsinki, and now lives in Canada. Nordic influences marked by timelessness, and a desire to create objects for a conscious way of living are woven throughout her work. Her work includes product design, ceramics, lighting, spaces, textiles, and collectible art + objects.

Her work has earned international awards and recognition, and in 2012 she was selected as Industrial Designer of the Year in Finland.

About Claire Thibodeau Ceramics
Claire Thibodeau is a Ferndale, MI-based ceramic artist, and designer. She currently serves as an Adjunct Professor of Ceramics at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, MI. Claire’s artistic practice encompasses both sculptural and functional design, utilizing slip-casting, hand building, and wheel throwing techniques. Her creations include large-scale vessels, ornate casted wall pieces, and functional wares.