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William Morris Gallery

Simone Brewster Plate, Design 2 - Inspired by Althea McNish

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£50.00 GBP
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As part of the Althea McNish: Colour is Mine programme and with the support of our sponsor Liberty FabricsWilliam Morris Gallery commissioned 3 designers - Simone Brewster, Yemi Awosile and Rita Keegan - to reimagine and reinterpret Althea’s original designs.

To take her aesthetic, her creative essence, her inspirations and make bold new designs to be incorporated into a product. Inspired by Althea McNish is a wonderful celebration of, and tribute to, McNish’s work. The new products created will help to present McNish’s story and legacy as a way of inspiring and motivating a new generation of young designers from under-represented backgrounds.

A quote from the artist:
'For me the influence of McNisch's voice that I wanted to explore in my designs was her painterly language. 

I wanted her voice to take me on a journey into how I could start to create another piece of beautiful work, that held some of the elements of familiarity and newness that made her pieces celebrated and timeless.'

Available to pre-order now (estimated delivery: 7 - 11 August)

- Hand painted

- Bone China

- Composition: Bone Ash 44%, Quartz 10%, Feldspar 13%, Kaolinite 33%

- Hand wash recommended

- Exclusive to the William Morris Gallery

Simone Brewster is a London-based artist and designer who creates large scale, statement, sculptural furniture, objets d'art, and jewelry. She holds a degree in Architecture from the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and an MA in Design Products from the Royal College of Art. Across media, her collections explore “intimate architectures,” the relationship that texture and three dimensional form has on memory and emotion, drawing on architectural principles throughout. As part of the African Diaspora, her work marries the European influences of her education with an aesthetic understanding of her Caribbean heritage, bridging the gap between these two histories. Brewster's work has exhibited at the British Embassy as an example of British Design Talent, been shown internationally with the Crafts Council UK, showcased during Collect at the Saatchi Gallery, among other domestic and international venues. Simone has been profiled in Vogue UK, Vanity Fair  and Elle Decoration for her work in jewellery and design.