de Watteville's love of 17th and 18th Century European decorative arts
has influenced her choice of design elements and the importance of "Good
Posture" as Art captures a moment. For twenty years she painted
majolica tiles and now she constructs three dimensional clay pieces.
She used English clichés to do Zandra Rhodes' portrait: a teapot
and roses using Jeff Irwin's magnetic ink image transfer technique.
Tea party chez Zandra evolved into a robust, rectangular tea
pot simply draped on the four corners with clay resembling Rhode's hand
printed fabrics. It is displayed on a formal pedestal as in a fashion
parade. The Tea Pot celebrates Zandra Rhodes as a formidable yet quiet,
colorful, warm, sensual, enticing English opera and fashion designer.
Irène de Watteville is on the board of Synergy
Arts Foundation and the Tile
- Irène de Watteville