Pat Southwood on thu 21 apr 05
What happened, where did you all go?
Anyway, glad to hear everyone is back together again.
I was buying a display cabinet in Habitat this week and could'nt believe =
by eyes. In the crockery section they were selling serving plates that =
looked like a turquoise barium glaze in a wide band around the edge, =
with an overloaded copper=20
black and metallicy glaze in the centre.
A small label stuck to the plate said it was for dry food use only.
That was it, nothing written on the shelf or directly below the product, =
just a small, insignificant peel-off label stuck on the plate.
Janet Kaiser @ The Chapel of Art on wed 11 may 05
Habitat is quite obviously going to the dogs like many another Great=
British Institution! Does Conran still own it? Didn't he and Dyson resign=
from the Executive of the London Design Centre because the woman in charge=
was putting on an exhibition about Constance Sprey and her work and was=
more interested in being on first-name terms with the glitzeratti and the=
head waiters of all the London restaurants than with serious design=
But I have been told not to be (1) Old fashioned (2) that The Look is all=
that is important, not the substance or integrity of the piece and (3) not=
to be alarmist and more pointedly, that I am taking too much notice of=
those hysterical Yanks! LOL!!! Knowing my reputation in Clay Town for=
being the awkward bugger when it comes to "glaze safety" that is enough to=
make the cat laugh, isn't it?
But I suppose we should be thankful that they were obviously studio made=
plates, Pat? I don't suppose you noticed who the maker was? They sound=
very like the work of two possible candidates, both working in Wales! One=
in the South and the other newly installed in Machynlleth in the middle=
and on the way to Aberystwyth... BTW are you attending the festival this=
year? If you do, I hope I will see you there. But I am not sure I can=
afford it this time, especially following a trip to Germany
Janet Kaiser - Now, I must get back to trying to figure out the train=
timetable between Munich and Heidelberg on Sunday... Trust me to chose a=
holiday weekend to travel!
*** IN REPLY TO THE FOLLOWING MAIL:
>I was buying a display cabinet in Habitat this week and could'nt believe
>by eyes. In the crockery section they were selling serving plates that
>looked like a turquoise barium glaze in a wide band around the edge, with
>an overloaded copper black and metallicy glaze in the centre.
>A small label stuck to the plate said it was for dry food use only.
>That was it, nothing written on the shelf or directly below the product,
>just a small, insignificant peel-off label stuck on the plate.
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