Since it has been at least 20 years since either of us had been to the V&A, John and I decided to spend the bulk of our day there exploring. And we did spend most of the afternoon there, but most of it was in the ceramics galleries. They were wonderful. We just need a few more days to see the rest of the museum. From the V&A we made our way to Fleet Street for evensong at St Brides and then to dinner with ex-pat friends.
|McDonalds #1 by Li Lihong|
I covet this piece. I don't know where I would put it, but I love it.
|Rose Border Multiple, Multiple Blue 1 by Caroline Slotte|
Look closely at this one (click to expand), the artist die-cut through the plates to make it three dimensional.
|Ornamental Inheritance by Jo Meesters and Marije van der Park|
They took two commercial vases and scraped off the glaze to create these contemporary Dutch landscapes.
|Signs and Wonders by Edmund de Waal|
High above our heads, we almost missed this wonderful red metal shelf that
runs along the the inside of the base of a ceiling dome.
|Signs and Wonders, detail|
|Girl Baptised in Gold by Kim Simonsson|
|tiny pots by Chun Liao|
|This plate is probably a metre in diameter|
|Trophy by Clare Twomey|
There are 50 of these, but in the original installation in 2006 there were 4,000 of them
and viewers got to select one and take it home.
|This one is actually made of glass not ceramics.|
|A Captive Audience by David Reekie|
A clone about to make a break for it.