Tea-time in leather.
Life after the ‘Brainatoreum’ has taken me to remembering pot making, to my hands familiarity with clay, to my early love of Meret Oppenheimer and her Fur lined cup. Thoughts about the British ritual of tea-time, how my grandmothers used her tea set, I still use some pieces. Revisiting old skills and obsessions, applying them to my learning new skills (leather and wood carving). Where will this now take me?
Looking at useful objects with are reduced to sculpture and pure form, divorced from their intended function. Thinking about inappropriate materials (chocolate teapot).
Prototype for a leather Cup and Saucer, this version being made of ‘plastazote’.
Finally installed into The Royal Society.
Professor Brian Cox was in it as the subject this morning. Bravo to the whole Team.
Photo Credits: Lindsay Brooke (Quantum Sensing the Brain) July 2018 Royal Society