Charlotte Hodes is the Professor of Fine Art at London College of Fashion, a Jerwood prize winner and was Associate Artist at the Wallace Collection. Her work is of particular interest as it is full of historical reference - for example during her time at the Wallace, she designed pots which were inspired by the Fète Galante scenes on the Sèvres porcelain in that collection. She has worked extensively with Spode - using their archives to appropriate and adjust designs to produce her engravings which are then transferred onto ceramics. Another of Charlotte’s sources is Owen Jones who wrote the most comprehensive dictionary of decoration called ‘Grammar of Ornament’ in the mid-19th century, and who of course was the key figure appropriating design from other sources, as you probably know and who is considered the father of eclecticism. All Charlotte’s work is concerned with cutting and collage, with the female form as a constant motif. Her work is very intricate and beautiful and she not only design ceramics, but also makes paper cuts and drawings. She also makes dinner services to commission!