Artist

Richard Slee

Title

Umbrellas

Location

The Walbrook Building

Medium

Glazed ceramic

Dimensions

Each umbrella approximately 75 x 9 x 15 cm

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  • Umbrellas by Richard Slee

    Richard Slee is one of Britain’s best known ceramic artists. His beautifully crafted works commonly
    embrace a wide variety of imagery to which he adds his own wry sense of humour.
     
    His work Umbrellas alludes to the city of London as a workplace in days gone by when city gents carried
    a smart rolled umbrella and dressed uniformly for work. His own ceramic umbrellas are, of course useless
    but can be seen as a symbol of how the nature of work has changed in modern London.
    One of the umbrellas takes the form of a giant carrot which, together with the integral stick, wittily addresses the nature of work.