This Sunday my Mum and I went along to Made at the Brighton Corn Exchange. The event, now in its 5th year, showcased over 100 local and national contemporary makers and designers of a whole range of products – from jewellery and clothing to wallpaper, furniture, homeware and ceramics.
One item we picked up was this gorgeous ceramic piece from Brighton-based Alice Walton. From Alice’s ‘Collections’ range, a carefully crafted ceramic tray houses a collection of little vintage keys. We both fell in love with Alice’s work and my mum couldn’t resist treating herself to this unique piece . . .
My parents have an old printer’s tray full of trinkets and curio, so this piece really fits in with their taste. Although, they may have to put an alarm on it as I will be incredibly tempted to pinch it every time I visit them!
More about Alice Walton: Since graduation with a First Class Honors in 2010 Alice has taken part in multiple exhibitions over England andhas completed two residencies - one in Centola, Italy, and one at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Her work continues to experiment with hand building techniques, pushing the clay to its limits and enjoying unexpected results.
Alice on her Collections range: "I have always been facinated with collecting. Inspired to show off my individual personal collections, I have created a series of letter press style wall hangers. Within the ceramic dividers items of interest have been organised. Groupings of handmade ceramic cotton reels, found vintage pearls, old clock hands and water eroded china sit displayed. I often leave spaces or empty collection displays to encourage the owner to start or continue their own collection"