When I saw this charming article in World of Interiors I felt the inspiration to make bowls. Irene Feesey has led a handmade life and her home is a gallery of her talents. Her bowls are papier mache and I find them frail and beautiful. I think my paper based work would lend itself to decorating a paper based bowl. With this in mind I dined on ideas in the ceramics gallery.
I felt I wasn't the only designer to have been inspired by the ceramics. World of Interiors also featured a new range of ceramics by Richard Ginori called 'Broken'. She must surely have stood in front of the dish above. It was a great gallery to be in; laid out so you could see through to the conservation areas and see work being prepared for display.
If 'transparency' is one of our era's buzz words, then theV&A has certainly become more transparent. It is as if it has been turned inside out and all areas are now accessible. As a visitor from outside London, I will certainly frequent the virtual gallery online and access information on the ideas behind the exhibitions.