Pink and Blue Allegro Vase
I called this body of work “Allegro” because music often inspires me. The lines and dots on the pink and blue Allegro vase relate to the notes on a musical stave. However, I intended that the style of decoration that I have used should be abstract and not literal.
I think that one of the wonderful things about music is the notation. The static notation becomes so lyrical and moving when a musician transforms it and this fascinates me.
So used lines and dots to give the impression that the abstract stave is dancing along to the music. Perhaps that is a romantic concept. But I often point out to my students that there is a relationship between music and dance. I’m trying to convey this concept in these pieces. Although substantial and solid when you hold them, I intend the decoration to be light and airy!
When I designed this ongoing series, I wanted them to be functional. But they are also decorative and they are ideal for flowers.
I recently displayed some of these vases at a special event organised by Surrey Hills Enterprises of which I am a member.
“Royal Visit to Showcase Surrey Hills Enterprises
“In acknowledgement of the outstanding work of local businesses, Surrey Hills Enterprises were delighted to be visited by HRH The Earl of Wessex KG GCVO on November 6th.
“The Royal Visit was a wonderful recognition of the growing reputation and development of the Surrey Hills as a hub of innovative, high quality, sustainable, local products and services. During the visit, His Royal Highness had the opportunity to meet many of the outstanding arts, crafts, food and drink producers who have all been awarded the Trade Mark Surrey Hills – an accreditation and Mark of local provenance, quality and sustainability. The Trade Mark is awarded by Surrey Hills Enterprises, a Community Interest Company whose core activities are focused on building a strong local economy and tourism industry through ‘clean growth’, support of rural businesses and environmental sustainability.”