Friday, October 29, 2010
Down memory lane
I visited the V&A last weekend and went to see the new ceramics gallery. I did this as I wanted to see the graphics created by Cartlidge Levene and I was not disappointed. The work is very clean, very understated and very integrated across the galleries.
In one of the showcases I was amazed to see this 1970's ceramic tea service. It was introduced to the market when I was still at College. I had not seen it for many, many years and when I saw it, it was like meeting an old friend. It might be hard to believe now, but way back then as a young student, it's lines inspired me to design and make a sterling silver tea service - a tea pot, sugar bowl and milk jug. I will try to find a photograph of it.
Thanks now to Martin Hunt of Queensbury Hunt for inspiration then.