Annesley (Members Exclusive) by Nicola Slaney (87/6)
Designer: Nicola Slaney
Dimensions: H 15.00 x W 10.50 x D 10.50 cm
Nicola, inspired by the work of Charles Francis Annesley Voysey (1857-1941), offers Club members an Arts and Crafts chalice, with a Gothic style blue tulip. An adventurous designer of the decorative arts, Voysey embraced the notion of bringing the garden into the house, seeing birds, flowers and trees, favoured motifs, as symbols of an ‘unspoilt nature’.
Some of Voysey’s pattern designs after c.1900 consist of motifs placed in comparative isolation against a light ground. This year Nicola follows in his famous footsteps. Her dusky colour palette brings a softness to the blue tulips, while paying homage to Voysey with the use of pure white clay.
Nicola studied for a BA Hons degree in Surface Pattern at university. Like Voysey, she too cherishes pattern and linework above all else – as is evident in creation of Annesley, exclusive for Club Members in 2022.