Little Globe Company at Shapero Modern
An exhibition of pocket globes and porcelain maps by Loraine Rutt that chart the boundary between land and sea. Explore the shelves of Shapero Rare Books and venture into the gallery to see a demonstration of the intricate art of making ceramic globes. On Saturday at her Studio in Peckham Loraine runs a globe-making workshop. Guests will take home their bespoke ceramic globe. Book tickets here.
Historical sea explorations, current extraterrestrial endeavours, voyages, travels and adventures are all recurring inspiration for ceramicist and cartographer Loraine Rutt. This exhibition presents a selection of the intriguing limited-edition globes and wall reliefs that are inspired by satellite data, astronaut observations, historic cartography and social research.
Exquisitely modelled in fine porcelain, continents, archipelagos and intricate islands are carefully detailed. Combining cartography with traditional ceramic techniques, precise models and moulds are made using 21st-century data to ensure these handmade, palm-sized globes are as accurate as possible. Over the raised areas, exaggerated to illustrate the natural topography, the beautiful porcelain globes are hand-painted and hand-scribed with the lines of longitude and latitude; encased in hand-turned oak, their celestial interiors depict Northern and Southern Hemisphere constellations.
In association with TAG Fine Arts.