I’m delighted to report that Telling Tales is now open. I’m really pleased with the way it has all come together – and am so delighted with all the new work on display.
There is such an abundance of beautiful pieces to talk about that I was rather overwhelmed at the thought of deciding which maker I should share with you first. But I decided that the honour had to go to Falmouth based ceramicist Remon Jephcott whose work I’ve shown in all my Crafting Spaces and The Byre exhibitions. Remon’s highly original and inventive work – her delicate tea cup and saucers with ‘mould’ in them, her elegant tea plates with discreet flies, and her beautiful brooches have always been hugely popular and much commented on. A number of visitors to my exhibitions have thought that Remon has taken old pieces of china and reworked them but each ceramic piece is made from scratch with the detail built up over numerous firings to create her signature look.
I’m thrilled with the new pieces Remon has created especially for Telling Tales: there are five stunning wall hung plates which each feature her typical decoration of birds, flowers and insects and look amazing as a set or individually; and as well as her more usual cup and saucer and slightly rotten fruit, Remon has created a “Turkish Delight” tea plate which feels suitably indulgent in my Eastern themed setting.