Charlotte Hodes, Dressed in Pattern
mediaposted on 2022-02-25, 13:36 authored by Rachel JillionsRachel Jillions, Charlotte Hodes
The body of artworks that form 'Dressed in
Pattern' was the outcome of archival
research, funded by Arts Council England
(2014), into the English ceramic factory,
Spode’s archive of engraved copper plates.
The archive includes over 25,000 engraved
copper plates, dating back to 1780, from
which ceramic tissue transfer prints were
pulled and applied to ceramic ware. From
this archive, Hodes selected a small group
that included their early 19th century
celebrated ‘Picnic Tower’ and chintz
patterns, as a resource for new artworks.