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Betty Woodman – Theatre of the Domestic


Retrospective of Betty Woodman’s work currently showing at the ICA in London.

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https://www.ica.org.uk/whats-on/betty-woodman

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fra angelica’s room

 

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Wall paper made from the  pieces that result  when cutting out the vessel  shapes from thrown and stretched slabs. See this great movie of Betty explaining how these pieces are made and put up.

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wallpaper

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Brew exhibition artist statement


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I started making used tea bag bowls for recycling tea bags into compost. I wanted them to be pleasing aesthetically and to give a clear message so that families and the public knew exactly where to put the tea bags. Some aspects of the making also involve recycled materials, in this case the clay. I use a traditional English method of slip and sgraffito. I can vary the size according to whether it is for public or domestic use. The bowls give a traditional and secure feeling when situated next to a kettle in a kitchen or on a café counter.

£10 each

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The tea bag caddy is a natural extension to the used tea bag bowls. These are all individually made, using white earthenware or porcelain slabs and wooden lid with brass screws. I rescued the wood that had been discarded by a furniture maker, and the transfers discarded by David Birch from The London Pottery. The wooden lid is satisfying to use and is warm and welcoming to touch and provides ritual to the tea making that has been lost with the advent of tea bags and perhaps less use of the traditional teapot.

£120

I like reusing and recycling, and I enjoy being an urban beachcomber and home tourist, seeing my locality anew each day. It is the satisfaction and serendipity of finding something that inspires me. Visiting charity shops, finding pre-loved teapots, and then adding ceramic transfer collage using words rhyming with tea, also found by reading or listening to the radio, suggest feelings or stories told while pursuing the ritual of drinking tea. : – )


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Vanity of Small Differences


Grayson Perry, Vanity of Small Differences, (detail)

Grayson Perry, Vanity of Small Differences, (detail)

Happy 2013!

Here is information about an exhibition by Grayson Perry that I saw last year at Victoria Miro gallery:

Vanity of Small Differences donated to the nation

Six tapestries – two for each stratum of society – summed us all up in Perry’s contemporary rendering of Hogarth’s A Rake’s Progress.

Here are some images from Victoria Miro gallery.

Plus my own pics on Flickr.

if you can access the channel 4, you can watch Perry doing the research for this amazing piece of work.

Enjoy!