As Matt Raw’s V&A Ceramics Gallery residency gives way to Amy Hughes’, our collective is celebrating by selecting works from the collection. The display will be on view from the 20th March – 13th April. I’ve chosen a 1916 tureen by Omega Workshops/Roger Fry because –
This tureen made me want to make things when I saw it six years ago. The thing it made me want to make hasn’t turned up yet.
An Omega object feels right for this current brilliant moment of contemporary artist dilettantes and costumed craft. It looks like it fell off a ship. Sort of Nazca majolica, with a thick grey-white skin by Akiko Hirai – what on earth do you make, when you’re Modern and allowed make anything?