A Right Royal Storm In A Tea Cup
Chiswick renegade potter's wedding memorabilia divides local opinion
Notorious activist artist and renegade potter Carrie Reichardt has produced a contentious subversion of ceramic royal wedding memorabilia.
In her own words, she created the art “to represent the British Public who don’t give a damn about some rich kids getting hitched!”
The ‘Right Royal Mug’ has divided local public opinion on whether it’s acceptable to flagrantly disrespect the Monarchy, with some locals believing the wedding to be a perfect opportunity to celebrate the greatness of being British.
Whilst other believe that at a time when many in the UK face unemployment and homelessness, the extravagance of a royal wedding with a £50m security bill may seem like "a kick in the teeth".
Of course it's no surprise that her anarchy cups are not to everyone's taste and Carrie makes no bones about trying to please everyone. However, she does intend the cups, which are made in Stoke on Trent, to help promote British manufacturing.
This latest artwork is produced with a limited edition of only 500 and Chiswick based Carrie claims she already has a backlog of pre-release reservations. They can be purchased from her website at www.carriereichardt.com
February 2, 2011