Moorcroft Swept Away 121/14

Moorcroft Swept Away 121/14

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SWEPT AWAY
Designer: Kerry Goodwin
Shape: 121/14
Limited Edition 100
Potteries In Recession (c. 2010) marked Kerry Goodwin out as a designer who had moved into the realm of creativity in such a revolutionary fashion that she nearly toppled buildings in her desire to capture the harsh realities of a recession. Revered in national magazines, and featured in a hard-backed book depicting life in The Potteries, this design became highly sought after in the secondary market. Indeed, BBC Radio Stoke were so taken with the design that they immediately came to interview the designer to find out just why her umbrellas were pushing against the storm, distorted in the struggle.
In an uplifting contrast, Swept Away, captures the rapture of a designer almost capable of walking on clouds as something beyond herself momentarily sweeps together all of her design acumen and inner zeal. Rainbows of colour explode into the morning sky over the uncompromisingly straight angles of factories, spires and bottle ovens below. Dramatically, these colours are the reds, ochre’s, yellows, violets, flannel-blues and bottle-greens of clothing, not just flapping on a washing line in a Staffordshire backstreet, but clad to Potteries folk now finding new life from within the applied arts. Arms from those taking off into the stratosphere reach down to uplift those left behind. Men and women leap, kick and stretch their bodies like ballet dancers that appear to lift effortlessly into the air. Leaving the recession behind, hands hastily grasp umbrellas caught up in a joyful ascension of wonder as they rise above plumes of smoke no longer blackened by a cityscape of hundreds upon hundreds of chimneys.