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Porcelain Worlds: Behind the Scenes in a Globe Maker’s Studio

Workshop, 8 May 10:00 – 17:00
Open Studio, 9 - 12 May 11:00 – 18:00

Booking Details

Workshop, booking necessary, 6 places, £275
Open Studio, booking not necessary, free
Loraine Rutt
Arch 191 Blenheim Court
48–50 Blenheim Grove
SE15 4QL

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07960 147298

A rare one-day workshop to make your own individually scribed and decorated porcelain globe with artist, ceramicist and cartographer Loraine Rutt. Alongside this, don’t miss the chance to explore Loraine’s studio, including new works in progress.

A rare one-day workshop to make your own porcelain globe in the studio of artist, ceramicist and cartographer Loraine Rutt. Starting with a 75mm globe blank, guests are shown how to design and finish a personally bespoke globe, learning how to ‘fettle’, ‘scribe’ and paint with ceramic oxides to create a worldly masterpiece. Your individually scribed and decorated globe is then carefully dried and fired and sent to you in your own gift box.

Visit the atmospheric railway arch studio and globe emporium of Loraine Rutt, AKA the Little Globe Co. Explore the process of the intricate world of ceramic map-making and get a glimpse into how globes are made.

Self-confessed map addict Loraine has filled her studio with a library of vintage globes. Combining cartography with traditional ceramic techniques, her intriguing limited-edition globes and wall reliefs are inspired by satellite data, astronaut observations, historic cartography and social research.

Preview new works in progress, including 50th anniversary edition Lunar Landing Globes for Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden. Recent commissions include a special edition for Linley, a bespoke pocket globe for The Royal Observatory and another for the permanent collection of The National Maritime Museum. An illuminated set of Peckham Postcards tracing the lost River Peck is currently on loan to The Museum of London for the Secret Rivers exhibition.

Photo credit: 
Gareth Sambidge

Loraine Rutt