Irène de Watteville

Irène 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 Heritage Organization.

Zandra Rhodes - Irène de Watteville