Big Sky Culinary Institute Collaboration
Kamut wheat is an ancient form of wheat and is becoming one of the most desired wheats in Montana’s Golden Triangle, which is the epicenter of wheat production located near Great Falls. The Plate design for this bread was inspired by the ground which this wheat grows along side its rich history. The Plate is made from a dense black clay of my own design. The visual and literal heaviness of the plate and the treatment of the surface, being raw and unglazed, represents the earth of Montana and the geological stone found near Great Falls. The jam cup, which represents the kamut plant, was made from fine english porcelain due to its history as a ceramic material and the notions of fragility and preciousness which is inherently present in its context. Using a technique called water etching I inlayed the wheat stalk designs as a subtle nod to the original plant and an echoing of the patterning of the bread.