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Ceramics: Fine Dining, Artfully Designed

Yinka Shonibare [Nigeria]

Small Plate - Yinka Shonibare for Tate

[Image credit: Yinka Shonibare for Tate, Small Plate – Tate]

British/Nigerian artist Yinka Shonibare MBE has designed an exclusive range of highly collectable fine bone china dinnerware for Tate, one of the UK’s premier art institutions. The limited-edition collection sees a distinctively patterned tea set and dinner plates inspired by, the Tate’s archives, research Yinka carries out at the institution, as well influences from his own work. The illustrations combine historical text and imagery, which is incorporated into several different collage patterns, based on Yinka’s intricate collage drawings. The patterns are created using an array of media, including the Dutch Wax fabrics Yinka often incorporates into his work, Financial Times newspaper cuttings, and gold leaf, which is used to depict the layered and diverse histories found within the Tate archive.  

Teapot - Yinka Shonibare for Tate
Teacup - Yinka Shonibare for Tate
Jug - Yinka Shonibare for Tate
Large Plate - Yinka Shonibare for Tate
Medium Plate - Yinka Shonibare for Tate

[Image credits: Yinka Shonibare for Tate, from top, Teapot, Teacup, Jug, 
Large Plate, Medium Plate – Tate]

Additional details:
The collection available from Tate is priced from: £50-£165
For further information about the collection and to purchase visit: http://shop.tate.org.uk
For further information about Yinka Shonibare MBE visit: www.yinkashonibarembe.com
For further information about Tate visit: www.tate.org.uk

[Image credits: The images shown belong to Tate. If downloaded and used elsewhere must be credited accordingly]

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