Mary Rose Young, a UK Ceramic Artist, known for her flamboyant colourful work, is holding an exciting exhibition in a small bar in The Santa Croce area of Venice. On display are a range of vivid prints of Venice (that she painted on previous visits to the city) and a range of her ceramic “face plates” – portraits painted onto dinner plates. They are displayed in an atmospheric bar “Osteria da Filo” where art will always look more attainable and real. Many artists have been inspired to paint in Venice and Mary Rose wanted to show the work that was inspired by the great “City of Water” in the city itself, and where better than the bar next door to her Venetian Apartment? Treat yourself to a rare experience. All welcome, no entrance charge, exhibition runs April 16th to May 18th. www.maryroseyoung.com
Recently, Mary Rose has been busy making these curtain pole finials. They are sure to bright up any pair of curtains and we just love them!
Mary Rose has been inspired by all things whimsical in the production of an "Alice in Wonderland" teaset.
We can remember when pressed flowers were a “thing”. In the days before techno toys we would collect flowers and preserve them flat within tissue paper lined books. In Mary Rose’s Pressed Flower design the blooms have that isolated look of a solitary preserved flower but they are brightly coloured and bulging with vigour. They shine out from a pale mother of pearl background and for once we are seeing an entire flower and not just the sprawling colour of the bloom spreading across the piece. The effect is mischievously classical! She’s made some vases, an egg cup, a mug and a teapot which are all available on our website.
Mary Rose is currently working on a new project… it’s exciting! While she was in Wichita Falls last month Kim, the owner, suggested the idea of a plate where the design was a complete lady’s face…. It certainly enthused Mary Rose and she’s thrown herself at it, devising a whole collection of dazzling damsels. The ladies she has created so far can be seen on our website following the link!