The Walbrook Building
Each umbrella approximately 75 x 9 x 15 cm
Umbrellas by Richard Slee
Richard Slee is one of Britain’s best known ceramic artists. His beautifully crafted works commonly
embrace a wide variety of imagery to which he adds his own wry sense of humour.
His work Umbrellas alludes to the city of London as a workplace in days gone by when city gents carried
a smart rolled umbrella and dressed uniformly for work. His own ceramic umbrellas are, of course useless
but can be seen as a symbol of how the nature of work has changed in modern London.
One of the umbrellas takes the form of a giant carrot which, together with the integral stick, wittily addresses the nature of work.