Georgiana Tulipiere No. 22

John Wheeldon
£350
Georgiana Tulipiere No. 22 is a decorative yet functional centrepiece by Derbyshire-based ceramicist, John Wheeldon. Each spout is designed to hold a single, elegant stem. Once layered with blooms and colour, the result is a simple yet seductive floral arrangement. 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 creamware bricks, domes and tulipieres made exclusively for The New Craftsmen.


Material: Earthenware, glaze
Dimensions:
cm: Diameter 16cm, Height 13.5cm
inches: Diameter 6.3in, Height 5.3in
Care Instructions: Carefully handwash and be mindful of the fragile flower spouts. This one-off piece comes apart in the middle so that water can be added to the base and can be easily cleaned.
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Process

The Georgiana Tulipiere is hand thrown with clay sourced from Stoke-On-Trent and decorated with transparent glaze, which has been hand-mixed with a custom blend of John's coloured stains. The holes are individually hand-cut and added with precision by hand. The drying time for each component differs; meaning the piece takes many hours to complete to ensure it fires without breaking. John has manufactured his own tools based on examples of those typically used in Britain in the 18th century. The imprint of his roulette wheel creates this collection's signature motif.
The Maker John Wheeldon Ceramicist - East Midlands

Creating tableware that contemporises traditional 18th century creamware designs, Derbyshire-based ceramicist John Wheeldon draws inspiration from early pioneers in the field, such as Josiah Wedgewood, Thomas Whieldon and William Greatbach. To decorate his work, John has manufactured his own specialist tools, such as roulettes and handle dies, based on examples found in museums originating from the 1700s.