Combining cartographers’ exactitude with nuanced landscape interpretation Loraine Rutt works primarily in porcelain, making pieces that question how map design can frame our world view. Her pieces record human interactions with place, from hyper-local geography to lunar cartography collaborations with Apollo 15 Astronaut Col Al Worden.
Although she is best known for miniature porcelain globes made under the name The Little Globe Co, she also has an increasing audience for her ceramics inspired by social geography. Her Modern Booth series of raised relief topographic maps of London, which examine contemporary wealth divide, have been recently purchased by The Museum of London for their new permanent gallery ‘Making London Now’ at the new museum site in Smithfields. Her work is also in other private and public collections worldwide, and she is delighted to have a globe in the permanent collection of The National Maritime Museum.
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