The Treatment Rooms Ceramic House of Resistance
Ceramic House of Resistance – 10 years in the making
In Chiswick W4 London And lest we forget, the world famous ‘Ceramic House of Resistance’ the amazing ancestral birth place of The Treatment Rooms, Carries very own intricately mosaiced home.
Be warned, however taking a trip into The Treatment Rooms HQ may change your life forever!
The artwork produced in the studio thrusts into view a reality which some may find difficult to digest – it’s contentious, subversive and specifically designed to promote the viewer to rise up against corrupt establishment activity.
This collection has been privately commissioned , or created for specific group and solo exhibitions. The selection showcases Carrie’s fascination with the state and popular culture and her characteristic, painstaking technique.
Mad in England Jubilee Pastel – 2012
Ceramic on mini bonnet
Inspired by the invasion of all things kitsch into popular culture, this design uses vintage, digital and hand screen-printed ceramic transfers to expose the irony of this idealised portrayal of an England that never was.
Mad in Hackney – 2011
Mixed media on mini bonnet
The work incorporates vintage, digital and screen printed ceramic transfers. Images represent the owner’s personal preferences, given an anarchic twist by the artist.
Mad in England the Jubilee – 2011
Ceramic on ford bonnet
Made using vintage, digital and hand screen printed ceramic transfers, this piece pays homage in part to Jamie Reid’s 1977 iconic Jubilee image. Reichardt combines a red, white and blue palette with authentic Metropolitan police badges. Images of the 2012 popular insurrections are superimposed onto this motif, subtly subverting its patriotism and reflecting a rather more radical view of the British publics’ relationship with the state and Royal Family.
Riot Here Riot Now – 2010
Showcased in solo exhibition at Ink_D Gallery
Ceramic on ford bonnet
Made to celebrate the wedding of William and Kate this, piece became strangely prophetic as a few months later rioting broke out across London. The design uses vintage, digital and hand screen-printed ceramic transfers in Reichardt’s signature style.
Bibles Bombs and Big Macs – 2008
Part of the Mutate Britain: Behind the Shutters exhibition
Mixed media on aeroplane panel
Mutate Britain is an independent Arts collective that curates striking exhibitions in off-beat locations. Despite this, their events are renowned amongst the contemporary arts community and in 2008 the Behind the Shutters exhibition received 30,000 visitors over just nineteen day. Reichardt was given an aeroplane panel to decorate for the exhibition. The finished design provides tongue-in-cheek comment on the contradictory nature of dominant cultural preoccupations in the USA.