Seafood

Seafood

By
Skye Gyngell
Contains
8 recipes
Published by
Quadrille Publishing
ISBN
9781849495806
Photographer
Andy Sewell

The walls

The restaurant walls were vast and needed to be filled in some way, but I was reluctant to hang paintings as I wanted to keep the room light filled and spare. Valeria Nascimento’s porcelain creations, inspired by the natural world, seemed to offer the perfect solution.

Valeria’s exquisite design of tiny fine ceramic petals uncurling themselves on the walls of the restaurant seem to capture the essence of Spring more than a hundred images. In all, , ­­ blossoms adorn the walls, their shadows casting as many interesting shapes as the blossoms themselves. I see them as a celebration of the optimism and hope that the restaurant symbolises for us.

As you enter the reception area, covering the left wall is a huge painted sheet of glass, created by Emma Peascod. The art form, known as verre églomisé, is the technique of laying paint and silver and gold leaf on the reverse side of glass. If you look closely, you will see a series of large overblown flowers, slightly out of focus. The work took over six months to complete.

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