Wendy Ramshaw


‘Bee Table’ is a celebration of the structural organization of the beehive and the bee. A pattern of perfect white cells creates the top of the table through which can be seen worker bees caught within sheets of glass. This is a visual description.

In reality the table is a mystery to me not for me to describe further or explain. Why a table and not a chair? Why a table and not a window?

The table simply references the brilliance and wonder of a hive and the extraordinary nature of a bee colony, the form in which I have chosen to do this remains a mystery.

Wendy Ramshaw

Born  
Sunderland 1939

Education 
1956-60 N.D.D. Illustration and Fabric Design, College of Art and Industrial Design, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
1960-61 A.T.D. Reading University
1969-70 Post Graduate Studies, Jewellery, Central School of Art and Design

Selected Awards
2003 Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE) for services to art
1993 Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) for services to art
1986 Lady Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths London

Selected Exhibitions
2007
 A Journey through Glass, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh 
2006 Colourfield: part 1, Primary Colours, Cambridge, MA, USA
SOFA, New York, Mobilia Gallery, Adrian Sassoon and Clare Beck, New York, USA
Collect, Scottish Gallery, Design Nation, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
2004 Wendy Ramshaw, Electrum Gallery, London
Prospero’s Table, The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
2001 Wendy Ramshaw / David Watkins, Galleri Metallum, Stockholm Sweden
1998/9 Picasso’s Ladies, Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the American Craft Museum, New York
1998 Jewellery Moves, Royal Museum of Scotland, Edinburgh

Selected Commissions
2007 Garden gate, Clare College, Cambridge – work in Progress
2005 Twelve White Screens, Westminster Green, London
2001/2 Barbican, screen and related light fittings – domestic interior London
2000 Southwark Cathedral. Millennium building. Glass panels and door handles
2000 The Prince of Wales Medal – Homes & Gardens Classic Design Awards in association with the V&A

 

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