Theme and Variation

Peter Randall-Page spoke beautifully at TEDxExeter 2015 about “Theme and variation in nature and culture”. He has now created a new ceramic frieze, called “Theme and Variation” for the façade of the Bramall Music Building at the University of Birmingham.

The abstract design of the frieze is derived from the visual interpretation of improvisation in jazz music. It is constructed from over 900 unique hand made terracotta tiles using the ‘Sgraffito’ technique. There is an accompanying exhibition on the making from 8 October 2015 to 27 January 2016, which looks well worth a visit.