An 'Elixir of Letters' at Chelsea Physic Garden, 2018
We collaborated with Chelsea Physic Garden to bring a very special collection of lettering to London. Chelsea Physic Garden is the oldest botanic garden in London and houses around 5,000 different medicinal and herbal plants. Inspired by the Garden's theme for 2018 of 'drink', we presented a heady brew of inscriptions, sculptures and garden ornaments. You can hear more from the artists about their pieces in the video we commissioned to accompany the exhibition.
Throughout the Garden is a trail of objects featuring lettering designed by leading letter carvers, including our former apprentices. Artists have taken inspiration from the plants found in the garden which form the ingredients for delicious bubbles, brews and beverages.
We do hope that you can experience this delightful collection which will continue until the end of October. The Garden is open daily from 11 00 until 18 00. Visit www.chelseaphysicgarden.co.uk for more details and admission charges. The works for sale are priced as follows:
Lois Anderson: Gin and Tonic bench £2,240
Harry Brockway: Tea for Two £1,260
Mark Brooks: Divine Chocolate £1,200
Martin Cook: £4,450
Iain Cotton: Message in a Bottle £5,600
Ayako Furuno: The Mead of Poetry £420
Rachel Gundry: Apple Bird Bath £2,720
Rachel Gundry: A Laughing Pomegranate £4,536
Wayne Hart: Olive Branch £2,345
Joe Hickey: Thank God for Tea £1,400
Charlotte Howarth: Haw Gin £4,200
Karim Lahham: White Peony not for sale but this piece may be commissioned
Alyosha Moeran: Fern Bowl £1,680
Tom Sargeant: Cedar Seed £3,140
Annet Stirling: Pluck Large £630 Small £91
Louise Tiplady: Good Cups and Saucers £2,524
Teucer Wilson: Fill Each Other's Cup, but drink not from one cup £4,200
Some of the artists work is still available for sale in our Shop.