Every now and then, German porcelain maker Goebel features the work of select contemporary and past artists in its line of glass and porcelain products. Since 2015, the company has featured the works of British artist Joanna Charlotte in its product line.
Joanna Charlotte, whose real name is Joanna Maitland-Hudson, was born in Gloucester in 1977, the youngest of three girls. She grew up and was educated in Surrey and, at the age of 18, moved to southeast London where she lived and painted for the next 20 years. She has since relocated to the coastal town of Hastings, where she, her partner and their child live today.
Growing up in semi-rural Surrey has inspired Hudson’s love for nature, which has been the subject of most of her artworks. Her website, www.joannacharlotte.com, showcases her paintings, most of which feature rural landscapes, forests, flowers, and various animals such as birds, horses and butterflies.
Hudson paints using various media, but her most popular works are in oils. She also works using metal finishes such as gold, silver, platinum and aluminum, a technique she learned from her experience as an interior designer and decorative specialist. Her style is representational with photorealistic elements but are also highly decorative.
For its new line of products, Goebel has selected Joanna Charlotte’s Blue Butterflies as the subject. The company interpreted her work using glass and porcelain with motifs such as gold and silver gilding, materials the artist is known for using in her artwork.
Blue Butterflies can be found on Goebel’s new line of glass bowls, desk clocks, decanters, and glasses — just the ideal set for a cool refreshment! There is also a set of limited-edition champaigne glasses that can be showed off to guests at parties. A box set of magnets with butterflies can also add a refreshing touch to refrigerator doors. But the most eye-catching piece is the glass mirror decorated with Hudson’s butteflies and framed in gold.
Goebel is available at Rustan’s Makati, Rustan’s Shangri-La, Rustan’s Alabang Town Center and Rustan’s Cebu.