The Grantchester Pottery and Decorex
The Grantchester Pottery (otherwise known as artists Giles Round and Phil Root) are a collective named after the village of Grantchester in Cambridgeshire most famous for skinny dipping and being the home of the Edwardian poet Rupert Brooke. Brooke was also part of the Bloomsbury set to whose aesthetic and collective spirit The Grantchester Pottery repeatedly pay tribute. The village of Grantchester is close to where Giles and Phil first met on a residency at Wysing Arts Centre. Their new wallpaper design for CommonRoom is titled ‘Stony Point 1972’. The date is a reference to the year in which Jasper Johns made his first line-hatched painting from which the design takes its departure and Stony Point is the town in NY where John’s studio was at the time.
Above is a short video showing Giles preparing a fireplace for our stand at Decorex International. The inspiration for this was Clive Bell’s study at Charleston Farmhouse below.
And below are some images of the finished fireplace in our stand at Decorex.