Friday 25 May 2012

Edmund de Waal

Edmund de Waal in Leamington Art Gallery.

It was such an unexpected, pleasant surprise the other day when I visited Leamington Art Gallery and saw that they had one of Edmund de Waal's installations as part of their permanent exhibition.

De Waal exhibited in Leamington in 2010 and this was one of the pieces on display.

This is what the catalogue of the exhibition Water-shed said about this particular installation:

"The installation, a small cabinet filled with dark celadon blue pots, has two points of departure: reimagining an old-fashioned doctor's carrying case and investigating how vessels have been used to hold water.

The cabinet can be opened and closed, revealing an array of small containers. The individual water-pots have different coloured glazes with finishing touches of platinum leaf. De Waal has created new aquatic celadon glazes for this piece. They are designed to catch the light and include some of the darkest colours he has used to date".


  1. Looking forward to seeing it.

    1. I am glad we have booked a date and I can revisit it.

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