Signed & Designed

Signed and Designed is a specialist dealership that showcases the work of contemporary potters and ceramicists in the UK. It was established in 2008 by Alison Davey, the founder of AD Antiques, who has many years’ experience in handling some of the finest Antique Ceramics from the British Arts and Crafts, Art Nouveau and Art Deco Movements.

Signed and Designed operates alongside AD Antiques, supporting the ongoing tradition of British ceramic art, and representing exceptional artists working in contemporary ceramics today.

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Heidi Warr "Lunar Sunrise"

Lunar Sunrise I am very proud to introduce my Lunar Sunrise piece. The Lunar Sunrise is an abstract mixed media installation group of four. The design conveys a simple beauty of form representing the birth of a new day through the sunrise, bringing with it new possibilities, hopes and dreams. The inspiration for this piece developed from admiring the amazing sunrises and sunsets we are fortunate to see in our country. The graduated range of colours in them make them quite breath-taking. There is something special about sunrises and sunsets, they captivate us and give us time to reflect. Whilst researching areas around the world which boast some of the most impressive sunrises and sunsets, my attention was captured by images of lunar sunrises. A lunar sunrise is seen when the sun’s corona begins to become visible from behind the moon. At the very beginning stage of this process there is a wonderful contrast between the deep cold darkness of space and the warm brightness of the corona which increases to an array of colours as the sun continues to rise. I was captured by that initial contrast, there was such a beautiful simplicity to its form. After many initial sketches I felt only an abstract design would enable me to focus on the beautiful simplicity of the contrast I found so captivating. As the design evolved I decided to extend the contrast beyond the colours and took the bold step of using different mediums within the piece. Polished aluminium sections were carefully selected to represent the sun’s life-giving energy and hand-thrown earthenware clay sections decorated with a black underglaze and were chosen to represent the deepness of space. As the design developed it was apparent that one piece on its own would not have been sufficient to represent the abstract lunar sunrise I was seeking. After many experiments I decided that four pieces were needed. They created a stunning effect. When the pieces are placed in a certain way and viewed from a particular distance the lunar sunrise comes to life. During my research for this piece I could not find examples of ceramic and metal being combined together to create the structure of a vessel. It is always exciting to work in new ways. Some of the challenges in the creation of this piece were the need for fine tolerances in the clay sections, anyone who has worked with clay will know how difficult it can be to produce the exact same shape and size every time. A further challenge was to deconstruct the clay piece and create a structure that enabled the clay and aluminium sections to fit together to create the abstract effect I was seeking. I would like to thank my friend, a local engineer, for his attention to detail and patients. The Lunar Sunrise piece is an installation group of four. The size of the small piece is 5.5” (height) x 4” (width) the size of the medium piece is, 12.5” (height) x 3” (width) and the two large pieces are 16” (height) x 5.25” (width). Each piece is numbered 1 – 4. The recommended retail price for the Lunar Sunrise installation is £10,360 inc VAT.Read more

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10 360 GBP

Heidi Warr - Orchid

Heidi Warr "For my Love - Orchid" Edition of 3 Artist's statement: "We are blessed to be surrounded by a natural world that boasts so many beautiful features. Flowers are one of nature's more abundant gifts, beautiful, delicate and captivating, not only with their forms but also with their scent. We have taken these wonderful gifts from nature and entwined them with our cultures, ceremonies, feelings and desires. The flower enables us to say with a gesture more than we could convey with words. To celebrate all the flower means to us, whether it reminds us of our first flashes of love, or the reassuring ongoing presence of love, or the loss of love, I have created a design that celebrates the flower in all its resplendent glory. Each design is created around a crescent moon shape symbolising the dawn of a new day which brings with it new life and new possibilities. The stylised crescent shapes provides the structure for roses, orchids and honeysuckle flowers which have some of the most powerful meanings The design "For My Love - Roses" was created to symbolise the captivating gravity of love at first sight, the all consuming feelings of first love The design "For My Love - Orchid" symbolises timeless romance and desire The design "For My Love - Honeysuckle" symbolises flames of love that will never be forgotten On each design I have created a beautiful woman mesmerised by the seductive scent of the flourishing flowers conveying the all-consuming nature of love in all its stages Each of these designs have been created on hand thrown earthenware chargers which are approximately 14" wide. Traditional tube-lining techniques were used and underglaze colours and oxides were then applied to bring each design to life. To enrich each piece further, a delicate application of lustre was used."Read more

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2 708 GBP

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