Sally Lees designs brooches for The Brooch is Back Exhibition

Sally Lees designs brooches for The Brooch is Back Exhibition

Sally Lees is one of 13 designers selected to make a series of brooches by Transport for London for the exhibition ‘The Brooch is back’. This exhibition celebrates TFL’s unique history and heritage of design with a specially commissioned collection of thirteen new Underground inspired brooches.

Sally’s brooches are inspired by the flora and fauna and unusual flowers for Kew Gardens Tube station and by some cute London Zoo animals for Regents Park Tube station.

Pink flamingos, zebra stripes and Rocky the rock hopper penguin and Humbolt penguins adorn the aluminium roundel Underground shape. Sally has printed polished aluminium with her drawings of these animals and birds and dyed it in vibrant colours.

Rare plants Jade vine and Snake’s Head Fritillary decorate the Kew Gardens brooches and are in the District Line green hue and are crossed with the blue stripe of the Underground sign.

Sally’s ‘Farringdon brooch’ is printed with snowdrops with the story behind the floral motifs are found in the history of Clerkenwell.

The exhibition also includes a historic brooch collection curated by brooch collector Joanna Sterling that date from the 18th – 21st century.

 The exhibition runs from 23rd May until 10th June 2017 at Craft Central and was part of Clerkenwell Design Week (22-25 May 2017).

You can see more of the work of Sally Lees here.

For more information on Clerkenwell Design Week 2017. 

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