Sugar with Ellie Doney
In this episode, Anna talks to artist researcher Ellie Doney about sugar. It’s a material engrained deep in our culture with an even deeper and darker history. In this conversation, Ellie takes us through the process of making sugar and all the different types of sugar out there (with tasters, of course). After the main recording, we got together in UCL’s Institute of Making to investigate the darker side of the white stuff by making sugar snakes. See Ellie’s time-lapse video of that below…
Ellie Doney is an artist and materials enthusiast who engages in making, cooking and eating with people across disciplines to explore and understand the reciprocal relationships between the materials and creatures we are. She studied Ceramics & Glass at Royal College of Art, and went on to manage the Makespace at the Institute of Making, University College London. She is currently a doctoral research student at the Slade School of Fine Art / Institute of Making with her project: Food & Transformation.