Rainbow Plate

This plate is the result of a collaboration between myself and Nicholas Mosse Pottery, commemorating the legalisation of same-sex marriage in Ireland on the 22nd of May 2015.

Inspired by the Nicholas Mosse's extensive back catalogue of designs and colour, I made a rainbow pattern reconstructed from their archive of motifs, including elements dating back to the 1970s when the pottery was setup. This souvenir is a small celebration for a big moment in Ireland’s history, a gently waving flag for equality. 

This plate is part of The Souvenir Project - a collection of objects that "explore our local context and questions what a souvenir might be, each souvenir embodies cultural and material characteristics unique to Ireland and of each of their designers and makers".

The plate is available to buy on Makers and Brothers.

Design: Johnny Kelly
Plate made by: Nicolas Mosse Pottery
Commissioned by Makers & Brothers and ID2015.