I have been looking at Morandi paintings recently and have been inspired to make a series of bottles in some new colours: black, grey and mustard yellow.
In January 2013 I went to see an exhibition of etchings by Giorgio Morandi (1890-1964) at the Estorick Collection, a museum of 20th Century Modern Italian art in Islington. Then, last year, we picked up a battered Morandi art book at a car boot sale. The book is full of Morandi’s paintings, watercolours and etchings. I have been looking at the groupings of pots. Morandi used a collection of old glass bottles painted with flat white paint, metal jugs and canisters, candlesticks and lamp bases. He painted similar still life groupings over and over again. My favourite are the subtly coloured ones painted in the 1950s. I thought I would try making some of the shapes in porcelain and then photograph them in groups. I will be taking a collection of them to Maison et Objet in Paris on 23-27 January.
You can see the original Morandi paintings on http://uk.pinterest.com/lindathepotter/morandi/
Photographs by Henry Bloomfield.