Vicky Thornton Design will showcase distinctive, handmade vessels and vintage cushions, which are all available to purchase at London’s newest event for design lovers.
Architect, writer and illustrator, Thornton has produced hand-thrown stoneware ceramics, using recycled ‘waste’ clay from the throwing and turning process. Her ceramics – ranging from jugs and cups to bowls and vases – all share a modernist aesthetic: simple forms and striking colours.
The function of each piece is often overt, such as jugs or nightlight cups, whereas the bowls, vases and dishes can be used for a variety of functions or simply displayed around the home. Colour is an important component of each design, with saturated colour – a nod to Le Corbusier – being predominant.
Thornton has also recycled her collection of 50s and 60s vintage textiles and used them as inspiration for a collection of her own prints, re-interpreting images from modern life, such as the iPod and takeaway coffee cup, in bold, colourful designs.
The Chiswick Bazaar promises to be a unique event, gathering together a wealth of handmade treasures to west London. Taking place at Chiswick’s Town Hall, it will open its doors over the weekend of Saturday 14 May (11am-6pm) and Sunday 15 May (10am-4pm). This is the inaugural Chiswick Bazaar, which aims to become an annual fixture on London’s crafts and design events calendar.