Coming soon, ‘Ceramic Landscape’ a new garniture set.

Amy Jayne Hughes colour tests

Amy Jayne Hughes, a London-based ceramicist has been granted funding from the Arts Council to produce a new installation at Croome later this year. She is currently working to create a ‘Ceramic Landscape’ a new garniture set based on Croome’s porcelain collection which will be on display in the Saloon in the house.

The project focusses on colour extraction; a deconstruction of a Royal Worcester Porcelain piece according to ground colours identified in the hand painted decoration.

Working from her London studio, she will hand build a series of vases, individually decorating each wholly with one colour, connecting the past and the present in a modern interpretation

" ’Garnitures’ explores making new work in response to historic porcelain collections. The project sees me responding to a single item chosen by the teams at Croome to create a ‘ceramic landscape’ to be installed in the Saloon."
- Amy Jayne Hughes - Artist

Contemporary ceramicist, Amy Jayne Hughes, submitted her bid to the Arts Council in 2017 to create a new work which was then approved in early 2018.

The project seeks to highlight and celebrate the internationally important ceramic collection that has recently returned to public display at Croome, showing its continuing relevance today. It aims to engage and excite visitors, promoting the practice of ceramics, demonstrating new and innovative ways of working and the use of colour. 

Contemporary ceramicist, Amy Jayne Hughes
Contemporary ceramicist, Amy Jayne Hughes
Contemporary ceramicist, Amy Jayne Hughes

The exhibition will include 20-30 hand built individually decorated porcelain vases in her installation which will be displayed in the Saloon of Croome Court.  The vases will be based on 18th century designs with particular focus on the decoration using pigments extracted from the floral early 19thcentury Royal Worcester Porcelain set currently on show in another display in Croome Court ‘The Golden Box’.

" We were very keen to work with an emerging female artist in 2018 and Amy fits the bill perfectly. "
- Amy Forster-Smith, Visitor Experience Manager.

The exhibition will launch later in the year.

Amy Jayne Hughes at work
 Amy Jayne Hughes at work
Amy Jayne Hughes at work