Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Delftware tile - Spitalfields Market

Delftware tile - Spitalfields Market

One of the many new 'Delft' tiles I am creating for my Umbra Sumus (We Are But Shadows) solo show at the end of this month (April 27 - 29 inclusive) in Spitalfields.

This one shows a traditional Spitalfield Market porter's basket, here laden with ripe oranges from Spain. The baskets were designed to be stacked one upon the other and carried on the porters' heads.

You can still see a few of the baskets about. Here's a few; - http://old-town.co.uk/smalltrades.htm Check the 6th picture down. And the 4th, of course!

All the tiles (120+ of them!) take their cue from the Spitalfields area, or from the daily blog Spitalfields Life - sometimes directly, and sometimes a little obliquely, but always there is a link...


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