Dorothy Filshie often works within a monochromatic palette however her jugs were luminously flourescent in this show. Dorothy has evolved a unique approach to object making. She has a fine art background but gravitates toward object making . Her signature being jugs which have been published widely by magazines including: Vogue, and more tbc.
Her delicate and lyrical fabric forms pay homage to Giorgio Morandi’s etchings of enamel jugs from early last century. Filshie constructs extended ‘families’ of vessels from domestic and furnishing fabrics such as tulle, lace, canvas and cotton ‘ fabrics intended for use as reinforcement and support for finer cloth. The shapes honour utilitarian containers, while Filshie’s transparent constructions echo Morandi’s finely drawn linear patterns of light and shade.