About the talk
The talk will look at the often-overlooked furniture in the Kettle’s Yard House and the hidden or unnoticed way Jim Ede related art and objects. You will learn about the history of various pieces of furniture, how Jim acquired them and how the furniture in the House complements the space. From the fireback hidden in the blackness of the sitting room’s fireplace to the relationship between a L.S Lowry painting and an adjacent Windsor chair, this talk will be a fascinating insight into how the quiet and subtle ways furniture and lesser-noticed objects contribute to the character of Kettle’s Yard.
About Andrew Smith
Andrew Smith has been a Visitor Assistant at Kettle’s Yard since 2014 and has been a fan of Kettle’s Yard since his first visit to the House in the early 1980s.
After an early career that included both product design and marketing management Andrew completed an MBA at the University of Hertfordshire. Later Andrew and a colleague formed a small company designing and producing gas and electric cooking and heating products.
Andrew took early retirement in 2011 and he started volunteering at Kettle’s Yard, officially becoming a member of staff in February 2014. He was delighted to be able to join the team again when Kettle’s Yard reopened in February 2018.