The Towner Museum Sussex

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We sat on the terrace of the Towner Gallery our chat dancing along to Gotz’s dazzling mural and readying ourselves for the New Sussex Opera Chorus’s presentation of Handel’s Acis and Galatea premiering at the Birley Centre.
We stopped the warehouse sized lift on the first floor so we could slip into the Ravilious reading room on the first floor for a few minutes to see his designs for tea china. I stared at farmers forever ploughing their fields in the foothills of Mount Caburn a few miles to the East overlooking the village of Glynde – a host of that more traditional opera venue.
One cabinet held designs Ravilious created for Wedgewood with Tirzah Garwood that were never made. The legend explains that this was perhaps something to do with the complexity of reworking the repeat design onto a tapering cup- but – just think! If they had managed to do it what a work of art it would have been and what an experience to have drunk from a cup like that. While I dreamt about teacups – the tearoom explorer widowers checked their phones.