Pure alchemy; the blending of art, craft and science with method, process and deferred gratification. Like the best experiences, pleasure should be about the journey and not just the destination. Adele Brydges combines craftsmanship with natural materials and a passion for pleasure to create beautiful, sensual tools and body wear. She empowers the user to explore sensuality, intimacy and connection through the most evocative and intimate of objects and rituals.
Adele established her practice in 2006 after graduating from Central St. Martin's College of Art & Design with a BA Hons in Ceramic Design. Carving out her niche in this area was a natural progression for her, bring together her interests in functional objects, ceramics design, female pleasure and human connection.
Her sensual tools carry a strong design aesthetic which celebrate form, function and medium while promoting sexual and sensual well-being. The sensual, authentic nature of tactility and the beauty of contrasting materials motivates her work and informs her collaborations. Creating objects people can interact with is a key part of her philosophy.
A slow production advocate, Adele favours small batch or made to order over mass production, focusing her time and energy instead on quality, sustainability and conscious sourcing. Ceramic tools and jewellery are made by her in her London studio and leather is produced in small batches by an independent London based leather worker. All materials are natural and hypoallergenic and leather is responsibly sourced.
The latest collection, MARLENE, is a place where the essence of masculine and feminine exist in harmony to create a beautiful collection of sensual tools, functional art objects and body adornments. Each piece is produced in special thick-cast, high fired, marbled porcelain known for its beauty and strength and all tools are presented in minimalist handcrafted leather packaging (vegan packaging is also available on request). MARLENE carries a strong visual and sensory narrative that resonates with the ideal of total art; life and art as one.