Get Cutie shopgirl immortalised on tea set
A Brighton ceramic artist has created a bone china tea set inspired by Get Cutie shop girl Hannah Chilton.
The latest collection by Belen Gomez, who studied at the Camberwell School of Art and Crafts, boasts mugs, jugs, a teapot and sugar bowl and is, she says “inspired by the North Laines’ fashion individualists”.
“It was Hannah’s look that triggered the creation of this particular graphic vintage style”, Belen says. “I got to know her through doing Barbara Jones’ Open House - Barbara designs for Get Cutie – and she’s thrilled to bits to be immortalised on the china.
“While I’m older than Hannah, I’m young at heart and love all these young folk expressing themselves through looks that aren’t necessarily mainstream. Brighton is great for that – you can reinvent yourself here and nobody bats an eyelid, it’s a very liberating and creative place in that respect.”
Belen’s ceramics, which also include collections inspired by the coast and rustic scenes, are available at the Chalk and Cheese studio she shares with artist John Dilnot at Brighton’s New England House and range from £10 – £35.
On Thursday 13 and Friday 14 December the New England House Christmas Open Studios offers the opportunity to shop for unique and locally-made Christmas gifts from dozens of Brighton artists and makers. Open from 12 noon to 8pm, most studios don’t take cards, so remember your cash and cheque books.