Walker Artwork of the Month – February 2006

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‘Toast rack and kettle’, by Christopher Dresser

Gallery Talk
Free gallery talks Wednesday 8 and Tuesday 28 February, 1pm, Craft and Design gallery.

About the artwork
Christopher Dresser was the son of an excise officer, born in Glasgow in 1834, the same year as William Morris. He attended the government school of design at the exceptionally early age of thirteen where he studied both design and botany, following a system of art education set up to train designers for industry.
Christopher Dresser designed a remarkable number of different articles for the preparation and serving of hot food and drink such as teapots, kettles, soup tureens and ladles, tea and coffee sets, egg-coddlers and an impressive variety of toast racks.

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