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Corinne Felgate
Corinne Felgate

Corinne Felgate: Baby’s got the Wedgwood Blues

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Edition of 30

Baby’s got the Wedgwood Blues draws on the heyday of Stoke-on-Trent’s iconic Wedgwood pottery, as well as its more recent demise, in an attempt to visualise a future potential for one of Britain’s last industrial heritage brands.

An interview with the artist where she discusses this edition in the context of her practice and her interest in British industrial heritage is available on our blog via this link.

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About the Edition

Baby’s got the Wedgwood Blues draws on the heyday of Stoke-on-Trent’s iconic Wedgwood pottery, as well as its more recent demise, in an attempt to visualise a future potential for one of Britain’s last industrial heritage brands.

The three ceramic forms are taken from Wedgwood’s vast body of vases and urns, which were inspired by the classical roman pots being excavated from all over Europe in the mid-1700’s, most notably the Portland vase that Josiah Wedgwood saw on display in London in 1786, later producing his own version in his trademark Jasperware.

The flocked surface of the sculptures draws on Wedgwood’s lust for experimentation with surface colour and texture, and has been painstakingly matched to Wedgwood’s classic blues used on the Jasperware collections, which in turn endeavoured to emulate the tones and forms utilised on the roman artefacts he was so inspired by.

Each piece is hand-produced by the artist in her studio and finished in an industrial flocking factory, the fabrication of the edition itself miming the pottery’s evolution from craft, to industry, to art. The edition size also echoes that of Wedgwood’s Portland vase, which was also produced in a limited edition of 30.

An interview with the artist where she discusses this edition in the context of her practice and her interest in British industrial heritage is available on our blog via this link.

Additional Information

Weight 1.5 kg
Dimensions 34 x 19 x 12 cm
Edition Size

30

Materials

Flock on ceramic

Date

2014

Corinne Felgate’s practice examines our relationship to luxury, power, failure, sexuality and industry through the exploration of everyday objects. Her work has been commissioned by numerous organisations including ArtsAdmin; Tate Modern, Maison de la Culture, Amiens; The National Gallery and The British Ceramics Biennial, and she has exhibited or performed with institutions including David Roberts Art Foundation (London), Oriel Sycharth (Wales), Palazzo Grassi (Italy) and Inhotim (Brazil).

In 2013 she was awarded the ‘Artists Into Industry’ residency for the 2013 British Ceramics Biennial at Steelite International ceramics factory in Stoke-on-Trent. She was later commissioned to create a pavilion which formed the centrepiece of the Biennial.

The artist’s latest solo show, ‘Bigger than the Both of Us (MOMA)’, at Rook & Raven Gallery, London, took place in January and February 2015.

This information was last updated in 2016. For the most up to date information see www.corinnefelgate.com