Have we finally reached peak “craft”? In the age of crocheted menstrual pads and activist needlepoint, it seems only fitting that homemade sex toys are now a thing. And we’re not talking about repurposed kitchenware or locally grown produce—this is art, and Adele Brydges is here to help bring your vision to life. As reported by Forbes, the UK-based ceramicist runs monthly porcelain dildodecorating workshops out of her studio in London’s Hackney Wick. She says she was inspired to try her hand at designing her own pleasure devices when confronted with the appalling lack of diversity and quality of most mainstream products.
She points out how functionality is not the issue so much as design and materials, both key ingredients to meaningful orgasms. Brydges attempts to bridge the gap with one-of-kind toys that are not only sensual, but serve as “functional art objects that celebrate sexuality,” while introducing “a sense of ritual into self-pleasure.”