Shapero Modern hosts Little Globe Co

Loraine Rutt globes

Loraine Rutt: Landmarks
2-6 May

Private View:  Tuesday 2 May, 6-8pm
Demonstration: Friday 5 May, 3pm

In conjunction with London Craft Week in early May, explore an exhibition of porcelain maps by Loraine Rutt, and see a demonstration of the intricate making of ceramic globes.

Cartographer and ceramicist Loraine Rutt founded The Little Globe Co combining her skills to create unique palm-sized porcelain globes. Encased in bespoke made oak cases and lined with hand painted celestial charts, the globes are an homage to the 18th century Pocket Globes that delighted in exploration and world discovery.  These contemporary globes are based on accurate survey data – working from a series of precise models and moulds – and each topographically correct globe is individually scribed with the outlines of continents, lines of longitude and latitude and can be personalised to depict round the world voyages and memorable places.

“We have the technology now to see the earth in its place in the universe – we can look at it from space. My globes are about recognising that we’ve got a tiny, precious gem of a planet.”

Prices

  • Miniature porcelain moons from £125
  • Terrestrial topographic globes from £275, with pocket cases from £500
  • Modern Molyneux Globes (15cm diameter plus frame) from £2000
  • Ltd edition giclee prints of topographic drawings from £200
  • Roundels, porcelain maps of Poles and Oceans unframed from £950
  • Segment 24 piece framed porcelain topographic world map limited edition £5000

FREE to attend – Capacity of 30 on a first come basis. For any questions and to RSVP please contact modern@shapero.com


 

 

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