Take a crash course in artistic movements of the 20th Century and update your fine china with the weird and wonderful stylings from Lauren Dickinson Clarke. The London based designer creates wonderfully illustrated tableware, scented candles and home accessories. Brilliant for showcasing a love of new design and artfully made chinaware, the label has a wealth of surprising and inspiring products on hand to amaze and entice.
Taking in the influence of energetic creativity and performance art, the range of delightful products display various faces and visages that have inspired famous artists and writers down the years. These iconic muses are illustrated across superb quality china, and will help to create a memorable exhibition-like look to anywhere in the home.
The above Moody Muse Mug, The Performer offers a darkly energetic appearance bubbling away with fantastic intensity. Based on the look and facial style of the 1960's performer and socialite Edie Sedwick, a noted muse to Andy Warhol, the mug provides a disarming and exciting rendition. Prettily gilded around the top of the mug with 22 carat gold, this wonderful drinking receptacle is created from the best of materials to bring about a transfixing effect.
Also from the Moody Muse Mug series is the Moody Muse Mug, The Prima Donna. Focusing on the dramatic facial look of Kiki De Montparnasse, muse to the leading lights of the Parisian Dada and Surrealism artistic movement, this designer mug is another fantastic creation from Lauren Dickinson Clarke. Handmade in the company's studio, this superbly made mug is another option for a finely tuned tea-time.
A great example of Lauren Dickinson Clarke's work with other products is the Moody Muse Scented Candle with Hat, the Poet. Inspired by the story of the photographer and painter Dora Maar, and her anguished relationship with Pablo Picasso, the product certainly instills a powerful display of raw emotive force. Passionate and emotional, the visage is more than a match for the alluring and mysterious musk, amber and cedarwood scent of the candle.
The Moody Muse collection also takes in small plates. The above Moody Muse Small Coupe Plate The Provocateur is inspired by the adventurous life of Illona Staller, muse to the American pop-artist Jeff Koons. With a string capture of Staller's visage etched in black and white, the detailed small plate offers a mesmerising look in dining room and kitchen. The handmade plate is another example of the beautifully made, and always intriguing work of Lauren Dickinson Clarke.