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dishing up some weird and wonderful tableware...

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Her plates, in particular, are a twisted mixture of ornately decorated china in a classical, sometimes twee style, subverted by the addition of an utterly unsuitable image...

Offering the perfect Christmas gift for those with a warped sense of humour, Angela Rossi’s Beat Up Creations is creating tableware that will have Auntie Mabel choking on her festive turkey.

A self-taught artist, Rossi’s central premise is salvaging old things and giving them a new lease of life, often by grafting on something dead, or old, or both. Her plates, in particular, are a twisted mixture of ornately decorated china in a classical, sometimes twee style, subverted by the addition of an utterly unsuitable image. Occasionally her work is subtle – Mabel might not even notice the USS Enterprise cruising past the Dutch windmill on the Delftware-esque example – but more often the contrast is purposefully striking, as in the use of pop culture icons or fabulous creations featuring weird animal/human hybrids.

The L.A artist goes one further with her zombie plates – using already strangely lifeless vintage portraits and giving them an undead makeover – but we’re not sure they would do much for anyone’s appetite, so we’ll glaze over those…

Beat Up Creations
Beat Up Creations
Beat Up Creations
Beat Up Creations
Beat Up Creations
Beat Up Creations
Beat Up Creations
Beat Up Creations
Beat Up Creations

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