Rob Ryan

Charleston House Centenary Print

Posted by on Wednesday 24th August, 2016

In celebration of the 100th year of the Bloomsbury group at Charleston House, Rob has created a special new screenprint, ‘Where You Led Yourself…’. You may have already seen this on our website, so here is a little bit more about the print and the history of Charleston House…

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In 2012 Rob had an exhibition at Charleston House, where he exhibited a collection of ceramic pieces. In particular, the show featured Rob’s much loved Staffordshire dogs, each pair were hand painted and fired at the studio. Four years later, as the Charleston House reaches it’s 100th year, Rob decided to create a screenprint to celebrate this milestone.

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This six colour print commemorates the arrival of the Bloomsbury Group Art collective – in particular Vanessa Grant and Duncan Bell – to the house in 1916. Formed of influential artists and writers, the Bloomsbury Group was a group of creatives including Virginia Woolf and John Maynard Keynes, based in East Sussex. During their residence at the house, they covered every surface of the house with beautiful patterns and artwork, with many textures and decorations covering every surface.

The house has been restored so it is exactly as it was when the Bloomsbury Set lived there and is an amazingly unique and beautiful place to visit and there are frequent exhibitions held there, we highly recommend a visit if you can.

‘Where You Led Yourself…’ is available from our online shop here.

You can find out more about Rob’s 2012 show here and here.

Briony Mullan
Studio Assistant