This series arose in response to and admiration of a traditional type of vessel made in Japan for the ceremonial and bond-forming consumption of saké: Sakazuki cups. From this initial spark of inspiration has flown a deep well of interest and curiousity around ritualistic semi-functional objects. It is a fascinating new avenue that encourages me and my audience to integrate art into other parts of life. Creating these pieces has fostered new patterns of ritual and significance in activities based around consumption.