|A selection of mostly 'spoon-warmers' (sounds like a euphemism to me)|
Wednesday, 12 September 2012
It's the stuff of nightmares. Unnamed horrors conjured out of clay by an insane family of Victorian potters, the Martin Brothers. Wallace, Water, Charles and Edwin worked from their studio in Southall, Middlesex from the 1870s until the business closed after the First World War. The grotesques presented here are probably their most vile/whimsical pieces, depending on your point of view. Other designs were of a gaudy but more commercially acceptable nature.