Rosamund Coady is a ceramicist who studied ceramics at Camberwell School of Art and Crafts in the 1980s.
In 1999, she became Artist In Residence at Bruce Castle Museum in Tottenham. Her first solo exhibition there was called “Crocks in the Castle”.
Coady has participated in group shows at the Jewish Museum in Camden, Earth & Fire at the Harley Gallery Welbeck, and Cambridge Contemporary Art. She recently created a group of works for Twenty Twenty Gallery’s “Spring Flourish” exhibition.
Other solo projects include installations of Japanese cups in the Brutalist Lumen Church in Bloomsbury, and a food inspired show of plates when she was guest artist for Copperbeech café in Dulwich.
Coady’s work has been featured in publications like The World of Interiors, the Financial Times magazine, The Guardian, Country Home, Good Housekeeping and The Times magazine.
She creates simple ceramic forms but reworks them three-dimensionally with experimental glazes, creating combinations she calls “wild glazing”. Glazes are central to her ceramic practice – she mixes them instinctively, sometimes blending leftover glazes to get unpredictable effects.
Rosamund Coady and Reed Wilson join forces in the exhibition Layers at Town House Spitalfields 16th – 24th September, for London Design Festival/Shoreditch Design Triangle.
The Park Tower Knightsbridge, a Luxury Collec;on Hotel launches a choco-tastic Afternoon Tea in partnership with world renowned chocolatier, Chantal Coady OBE
The Chocolate Afternoon Tea will feature a selection of sustainably sourced cocoa treats from Grenada, set to thrill any choc-a-holic
28th March 2021: The Chocolate Detective, Chantal Coady, has arrived at The Park Tower Knightsbridge Hotel. Sustainable chocolate expert, (founder of Rococo Chocolates) and lifelong chocolate activist, Chantal, is dedicated to uncovering the rich heritage of chocolate and now launches her cocoa in afternoon tea for the first time, exclusively at the hotel’s Knightsbridge Lounge.
From ‘tree to bar’, The Chocolate Detective’s treats are naturally grown in the Caribbean and created in a solar powered factory, using zero emissions. This tasty collaboration between The Park Tower Knightsbridge’s imaginative pastry team, led by Executive Chef Gaurav Puri, and Chantal Coady will delight both afternoon tea and chocolate lovers alike.
From 100% unsweetened dark chocolate to frothy white chocolate mousse, the new menu celebrates the very best of chocolate, with every palate in mind. The menu signatures include Chantal’s classic light chocolate sponge club sandwich with raspberry and Grenada dust and a white chocolate mousse crown with pistachio and cardamom. The indulgence con-nues with a morello cherry cupcake topped with cocoa buttercream and a wicked minted dark chocolate ganache to finish the experience.
Guests will also enjoy warm, plain or chocolate infused scones served alongside an array of savoury sandwiches including sun dried tomato and gruyere quiche, Severn Valley smoked salmon with olive tapenade and Burford brown egg, cress and mayo on a buttery croissant.
Available in the stunning Knightsbridge Lounge, the tea parlour is surrounded by a hand painted canopy of magnolia blossom on draped silk and features a spectacular 18-foot teardrop glass chandelier.
Bookings for the Chocolate Afternoon Tea must be made in advance. The tea is available from 2pm to 6pm daily, and costs £39 per person or £49 with a glass of Champagne.
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About The Chocolate Detective
Chantal Coady OBE is known for being a sustainable chocolate expert, founder of Rococo Chocolates and she champions the exceptional & groundbreaking work of The Grenada Chocolate Company (based on the Caribbean Island of Grenada). This company is a small cooperave of Organic cocoa farmers who work with the ‘Farm to Bar’ model to create delicious chocolate that supports their local economy and ensures well-paid jobs for local farmers. The factory has been run using solar power and the farms are carefully worked to ensure maximum biodiversity in the fragile rainforest ecosystem. Chantal also curates a collection of chocolate from other carefully chosen makers. This Easter there is a collection of bird eggs packed in beautiful boxes and she is working with the Park Tower on a Chocolate Detective Easter egg hunt.
“The dainty Turtle Dove is Britain’s only migratory dove. Their gentle cooing purr reminds us of summer days & courtship, they form strong and lasting partnerships and have become cultural emblems of devoted love.”
Description and illustrations by Madeleine Floyd, author Birdsong.
Following on from the success of the egg collections last year we are launching the Love Bird eggs in time for Valentines day (January 14). This limited edition with two turtle doves facing each other, forming a heart shape between them, will be replaced with two birds side by side as part of the ongoing collection. They will be available online from 1st February and to personal callers at our first POP UP collection, hosted by Rachel Vosper in Kinnerton St, where we shall also be previewing our Easter collection (see below for details).
Early last year I was contacted by illustrator Madeleine Floyd, Madeleine was moved by the dedication of the NHS teams since the start of the pandemic and had created an uplifting image of the Rainbow Nightingale to raise funds for the Florence Nightingale Foundation. She had the idea of doing a box of rainbow coloured eggs that would also raise funds for FNF. It was a daunting task in a very short space of time, and we pulled it off.
Following on from the almost instant sell out of this collection, we looked at other birds for Easter and came up with hand coloured black bird and song thrush eggs, as well as robin eggs, using illustrations from her book Birdsong. We were caught off guard as we launched these on instagram and the orders came in thick and fast. We frantically packed eggs, and they continued to fly out, and did not stop even over the summer. It feels like we have touched a nerve with bird and chocolate lovers, this small box of 12 eggs seems to be the perfect gift…
St Valentine’s; a potted history:
Saint Valentine was an early Christian saint who was martyred in A.D. 270. His name is now synonymous with love and romance. He is in fact the patron saint of beekeepers, courting couples, married couples and epileptics.
St Valentine’s Day 14th February
The feast of spring is heralded by birds starting to find their partners, to start their courtships, to build nests and lay their eggs.