Collection: The Thriving Flower

This exhibition of new work originates with the flower makers of Stoke-on-Trent. Since the 1970s, these highly skilled craftspeople have created the most amazingly intricate bone china flowers. Sadly - with flowers having fallen out of fashion - as the flower makers are lost to history, so too are their skills. Etaoin now takes on the mantle of preserving this craft, believing there is a responsibility to pass the skill on to the next generation. As a nod to time-honoured industry, the artist forms her work around the traditional; teapots, vases, jugs and plates. However, not all is as it seems, and hand-built flower creatures burst forth from the familiar. Just as nature thrives when given the chance, so will the next generation of artists and makers.
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  • Thriving Flower Storage jar