VIDEO: Loraine Rutt, ceramic globemaker

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Loraine Rutt has always been fascinated by maps. When she was a child her grandfather used to spread Ordnance Survey sheets on the breakfast table and she would plot adventures through the contours.

After a few years working as a cartographer, she re-trained in ceramics and suddenly realised the potential of creating the world in clay. These days, inspired by the antique pocket globes of the 17th century, she creates her own porcelain versions of planet earth in different (though all pocketable) sizes.

In this interview she talks about the emotion of holding an original 1818 Newton 2in globe, the patience of working on such a minute scale and the satisfaction of making the world come alive by hand.

Read the full interview with Loraine in Homes & Antiques' August issue, out now. 

Video: Kasia Fiszer

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