Monday, 22 February 2010

Jessie Tait - another great loss



I can't believe that one of my other huge inspirational figures has also died recently. Jessie Tait died 12th Feb aged 81. She designed for Midwinter and I grew up with her ceramics in my family and then later collected some myself. Unfortunately, these vases are taken from a photo in a book and don't belong to me.
To me, her designs still remain very contemporary and modern.

4 comments:

Tequilamonky said...

Oh no! I've only just discovered her work!
It's all so wonderfully fresh still, amazing designs.
Sorry to hear she's gone :-(

Jane Kathryn Kolles said...

Wow, I love her work. Thanks for posting this, I had not heard of her.

VAMP said...

I bought a beautiful midwinter teapot just last week and googled it to find out who the designer was and it was Jesse Taits "Quite Contrary" design. Her designs are so beautiful, how sad :(

Fabric Nation said...

That's such a lovely picture of her too. Such an amazing generation of designers. I wonder how much they all had to do with each other. I wish R4 would repeat this... http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/history/reunion/reunion5.shtml