Fruity Jazz plate in sycamore
The relief carved design on this turned plate is derived from the design on the lid of an early 20th century washboiler seen in Poole Museum. The colours were inspired by a visit to Indian dress shops in Leicester.
turned and relief carved plate in sycamore
33cm x 33cm
In February 1997 I was invited to take part in an exhibition called "Inspirations" at Poole Museum. The artists involved were asked to look at, and be inspired by, the museum's collection of domestic objects. I was particularly attracted to the "Blackpool" gas fired wash boiler made by Richmonds Ltd, c.1920-40. The carved design I have applied to my turned plate was derived directly from the pattern on the cast aluminium lid of this appliance.