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THE MYSTERIOUS OCTOPUSSY

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Introducing the James Bond Octopussy Art Plate by Tom Rooth. Use as a display piece, on a wall or table, or as a functional platter. Each plate features a Octopussy sketch by Tom, created after careful study of the various Octopussy paintings and drawings in the Bond Archive. 

Here's more about Tom.

"I’ve painted and drawn all my life, and love working in ceramics, which I find a very expressive and tactile medium. I particularly like making plates, as they look fantastic hanging on walls as pictures, as well as displayed on tables and shelves. They are also functional, and an integral part of a good meal - one of the best and most important things in life.

Animals and ​​sea creatures on ceramics are part of a long tradition, and were a particular favourite of the ancient Greeks and Romans. I see my artworks as being part of this heritage. They also spring from my awe and fascination for nature - and passion for food and cooking.

I also work in oils on canvas, and in 2014 painted the Northcote Mural in Battersea, London. I was formerly a senior Art Specialist, Director and Head of Department at Christie's, and come from a family of artists. My great-grandfather was an artist-inventor, who (among other things) designed and built the first ever car-drawn caravan, and invented the 'step' that allows the bow of speed boats to lift off the water, to go faster. His paintings can be found in the Imperial War Museum, and you can watch him in action with one of his inventions here. His younger son (my grandfather) was also an artist, and at fifteen years old became one of the youngest ever entrants to the Royal Academy Art Schools. He later became the expert on the great British landscape painter, John Constable. My mum is also an accomplished artist."

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