Christine Binnie

Sanitary Signs

£80

Sizes Vary Approx 10 x 15cm 

Hand-Made Glazed Slipware Pottery Toilet Sign

Each Unique-Various Designs & Sizes Available 

Each plaque comes gift-boxed

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About the Work 

Inspired by David Arsecott's book Sussex Privies, artist Christine Binnie has created a series of ceramic Sanitary Signs for House of Voltaire using traditional slipware pottery techniques. Each glazed sign features names people use for their outside toilets.  Sizes of the plaques vary with each sign featuring a unique design. Each plaque comes with a knotted string to hang-up straight away and will arrive gift boxed with further information behind the inspiration of each sign. 

About the artist

Artist Christine Binnie has exhibited her highly original ceramics in several group shows. Her work shows traditional forms subverted with often contradictory words and images. She has also produced ceramic works as documents of Neo Naturist activities.

The Neo Naturists are an important live art collective initiated in 1981 by Wilma Johnson and sisters, Jennifer Binnie and Christine Binnie. The group emerged as a part of London’s subculture that arose from the squatting community in the aftermath of Punk and the emergence of the New Romantic club scene and the advent of Thatcherism. During this time a creative energy developed in the UK that sat outside established institutional practices of the time, creating its own network of activities, events, economies and personalities.

The Neo Naturists were a part of a cultural network of collaborators and peers that included figures such as BodyMap (Stevie Stewart & David Holah), Leigh Bowery, James Birch, Jill Bruce, Michael Clark, David Dawson, Peter Doig, Boy George, Maia Norman, John Maybury, Sophie Muller, Simon Foxton, Bruce Lacey, Andrew Logan, Grayson Perry, Genesis P.Orridge, Psychic TV, Derek Jarman, Princess Julia, Marilyn, Philip Sallon, Test Department, Jill Westwood, Dencil Williams and Cerith Wyn Evans.

House of Voltaire commissions and sells unique artworks, limited edition prints and specially–commissioned homewares, objects, clothing and accessories by world–renowned contemporary artists and designers. Everything on sale is one of a kind or limited edition, and exclusive to House of Voltaire. All sales directly support not-for-profit arts organisation Studio Voltaire’s exhibition, learning and studio programmes.


The first ever permanent House of Voltaire will open at Studio Voltaire in Clapham, London in 2021 following a £2.8 million Capital Project. First established in 2010, House of Voltaire occurred biennially as a temporary store in Mayfair and has had international presentations in Miami and Melbourne. Special projects have included Jeremy Deller's Fuck Brexit and Jeremy Deller's FUCK YOU 2020 and John Booth's The Artists' Bedroom. House of Voltaire can be shopped year–round online with global shipping.

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