Now that all the new pieces are up – we thought we’d take this opportunity to review all the new additions together.
Hand Thrown Terracotta:
We’ve added new platters to the range that use a pour-over glazing technique to make unique flowing patterns on each piece. This brings the glazing more into line with the terracotta’s hand thrown nature where small natural variations between each one lend them character. We’ve also added a new smaller Utility Oven Bowl that can be used straight from oven to table, and a new terracotta glaze called ‘Slate Grey’ which has a beautiful semi-matt finish.
‘Pinched’ Fine Bone China:
Slip casting is the traditional method of making fine bone china ceramics in Stoke-on-Trent’s pottery industry. Liquid clay (slip) is poured into plaster moulds, where an egg shell-like skin of solid clay is formed. When the freshly cast pots are removed from their moulds they are only ‘leather hard’ and are still vulnerable to gentle squeezing that can deform their shape. The Pinch range takes this vulnerability and makes it into a feature of the design. The ‘dimples’ left in the mug also make it especially comfortable to hold.
A back to basics range that emphasises the quality of The Potteries’ famous fine bone china. Using simple contemporary shapes, the finely cast china is shown at its best. Bright white in colour, with a tactile matt finish on the exterior surface of the bowls. The standard-ware egg cup is perhaps the truest distillation of this idea – paring back all unnecessary material leaving just enough to hold your boiled egg.