As the festive season beckons, The New Craftsmen will be bringing you Little Tales of Great Beauty; a deep exploration of the stories and inspirations behind our Makers and their new collections, to reveal and celebrate the innate beauty of their work.
Over the next few weeks, The New Craftsmen has invited makers to bring each tale to life through literary quotes, poetry and prose. Each collection will be paired with an evocative quote selected by the makers; bringing both object and words together to tell a tale of great beauty.
Tale Seven: Centrepieces
In week seven of our Little Tales of Great Beauty series, we invite you to discover the stunning new collection by Derbyshire-based ceramicist, John Wheeldon.
Inspired by 18th century Dutch tulipieres, John has spent the past year experimenting with different kinds of vessels to hold flowers, resulting in a series of delicate Creamware bricks, domes and tulipieres made exclusively for The New Craftsmen.
Using tools typically used in Britain in the 18th century, John has masterfully handmade and placed each spout on the Tulipieres and Domes. These spouts have been designed to each hold a single, elegant stem. Once filled and layered with blooms and colour, the result is a simple yet seductive floral arrangement; the perfect pièce de résistance of any table.
"A flowerless room is a soulless room, to my way of thinking; but even a
solitary little vase of a living flower may redeem it.”
Explore our Centrepiece Edit below. All pieces are available to purchase online now, just in time for Christmas.