Objects of Desire

The Wick - Antheia Vase by Freya Bramble-Carter

Object Antheia Vase by Freya Bramble-Carter

Freya Bramble-Carter’s ceramic vases have a visceral quality – you can’t help but reach out and touch their glaze-laden surfaces. The London-based artist trained under her father Chris Bramble but she likes to ‘unlearn’ the rules, taking a highly experimental approach to her craft and allowing the making process to determine the final result. Named after the Greek goddess of flowers, her Antheia Vase for the House of Hackney is a bulb-shaped beauty with a luscious concoction of glazes that appears to run down its surface. It gives a humble bunch of flowers a spiritual dimension.

The Wick - Undulating collection of vessels by Tanya Gomez

Objects Undulating collection by Tanya Gomez

Tanya Gomez’s lustrous porcelain vessels are exercises in simplicity. For her chromatic Undulating series, she took cues from the dramatic sea paintings of masters, such as Turner and Whistler, as well as her own experiences of being on the ocean, which gave her ‘an insight into the immense mass of colour and light that is ever changing on the horizon,’ as she puts it. Get lost in the watery-blue depths of this striking trio.

The Wick - Hungry plate by Martha Freud

Objects Eat My Words collection by Martha Freud

We all know the feeling – that hangry sensation, when your empty stomach makes controlling your words an impossibility. Martha Freud does the apologising for you, with her plate emblazoned with the words “I’m Sorry For What I Said When I Was Hungry”. It is one of ten designs from her limited-edition tableware collection, Eat My Words, each piece etched with her signature lettering and bearing comments that reference our relationship to food – mostly good, sometimes not so good and occasionally hilarious – with the ceramicist’s trademark irreverence. We can’t get enough.

The Wick - Sofia Coppola's new book gives a glimpse behind the scenes of her cult films

Object Sofia Coppola: Archive

Lights, camera, action…! Get a glimpse into the makings of film director Sofia Coppola’s greatest hits in Archive, her new book published by Mack. Confined to her home in Napa, California, during the pandemic, Coppola started wading through boxes of ephemera: early scripts, clippings, doodles and Polaroids. Now she has put these mementos together with musings and personal recollections from films that span from her 1999 directorial debut, The Virgin Suicides, to her upcoming biopic of Priscilla Presley. See how movie magic was made.

The Wick - Popcorn tote bag by JW Anderson

Object Popcorn tote bag by JW Anderson

Wear your favourite movie snack on your shoulder with JW Anderson’s Popcorn tote bag. The chunky weave of the raffia-style cotton looks good enough to eat. It comes with a bucket-inspired handle and a calfskin leather version of JW Anderson’s classic anchor logo. A delicious addition to your wardrobe.

The Wick - Cascade rug by Castro Smith

Object Cascade rug by Castro Smith

Snuggle up in front of a film this autumn on a sky blue rug by the artist Castro Smith. Look closely and you can see birds hidden within the clouds of the artwork, inspired by the Nepalese skyscape where The Rug Company’s designs are made. Crafted using handknotted Tibetan wool and silk, it is part of the company’s collaboration with the Sarabande Foundation, established by Lee Alexander McQueen to support creatives with scholarships and subsidised studio space. Castro Smith is known for his highly coveted rings inspired by myths and history, often engraved with sea creatures, ships, hearts and dragons. This rug has the same whimsical spirit.

The Wick - Object Officer Cape by Celine

Object Officer Cape by Celine


A cape to make Morticia Addams proud. This understated wool and cashmere number from Celine will add some tailoring to your Halloween getup – and keep you warm all winter long. Made by the masters in Italy, the Officer Cape comes with military style buttons and a stand-up collar, ensuring the wearer will command attention. Throw it over your shoulders to look sharp whatever the occasion.

The Wick - Sue Webster's Crawling Spider Necklace for Lulu Guinness

Object Crawling Spider Necklace by Sue Webster

£3500 ex VAT

Artist Sue Webster likes to imbue jewellery with a streak of danger. Wearers of her Crawling Spider Necklace for Lulu Guinness will have spiky silver arachnids chasing each other around their neck. The edition of 10 is part of her Spider Series, developed during the first few months of the Covid lockdown. With just toothpicks, a candle, a lighter and a pin as her tools, she fashioned wax models of spiders while her new-born baby Spider slept. These were later cast into a silver necklace, bracelet, rings and web pendants, bearing her typical punk sensibility.

‘I was confined in a sort of prison, but every artist imprisons themselves,’ she says of her lockdown experience. ‘I’ve always made something out of nothing. Give me some toothpicks and I’ll make my Matchstick Cathedral.’

The Crawling Spider Necklace will add a deliciously creepy edge to any outfit.

The Wick - Ignore the Ghosts screenprint by David Shrigley

Object Ignore the Ghosts by David Shrigley


Take advice from David Shrigley and ignore the ghosts this Halloween. His vision in pink looks pretty harmless, after all. The Glasgow-based artist produced the work as an edition of 125 screen prints on paper in 2022 and it bears his signature childlike scrawl, cartoonish style and deadpan wit. Hang it in a haunted hall to calm the nerves, or in a bedroom to keep nightmares at bay.