Ceramic Studio


From his R. L. Foote Design Studio, Ryan Foote delivers some wonderfully unique and contemporary ceramic tableware and interior design objects. Ryan’s work is the product of his imagining how food and drink is experienced, served, eaten, played with.

Ryan Foote studied at the Victorian College of the Arts, completing his Bachelor of Fine Art, Majoring in Sculpture and Spatial Practices in 2005 and then Honours in 2006. Since then he has exhibited in Australia and overseas, creating large installations in the likes of National Gallery of Victoria and Federation Square Melbourne.

Simultaneous to his Art practice Ryan has designed and produced launch parties and runway sets for individual clients as well as multiple fashion festivals including Rosemount Australian Fashion Week Sydney, Melbourne Spring Fashion Week, Shanghai Fashion Week.

This mix of Installation Art, Set Design, Fashion events and Event and launch party Designs led Foote both into working with multiple catering firms and then onto developing and producing his own culinary creations. Ryan’s work on this level has evolved to include creating striking recipes, hand made flatware, and even 3D printed foods. Foote is now brought in by multiple top end event and catering firms to develop creative food concepts and recipes for events and his own unique food art events.

“Often I will take old techniques and combine then with new technologies or techniques from other fields to create new processes. For example, a cake glazing method can be applied to ceramic glazing to give surprising and effective results!”

Ryan’s multi-disciplinary background and his total immersion in all of his projects make him an inspiring member of the Wright & Smith community of designers, craftsmen and craftswomen. We are so pleased to present a selection of his tableware and interior design objects, all of which Ryan creates by hand in his Melbourne studio.

Working with restaurants, interior designers and chefs R L Foote Design Studio can design and produce customized flatware, objects to clients’ specifications.  Please contact concierge@wrightandsmith.com and we will be very pleased to assist.

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