Bird Lidded Jar

Fitch & McAndrew
£440
Bird Lidded Jar by Fitch & McAndrew is inspired by the Wassail pots made in Wales and the West Country during the 19th Century. These were celebratory vessels used at Wassail time, traditionally the twelfth night of Christmas, which were filled with cider and carried to the orchards where singing, dancing and merriment ensued. The cider was then poured over the roots to 'bless' the trees so that they would produce a good crop the following season. This is a one-of-a-kind ornamental piece.


Material: Red clay, white slip, glaze
Dimensions:
cm: Width 22.5cm, Depth 18.5cm, Height 13.5cm
inches: Width 5.9in, Depth 5.9in, Height 8.1in
Care Instructions: Gently wash in warm, soapy water

Process

Crafted from ‘Etruria Marl’ red clay from Staffordshire, this piece is thrown then modelled before it is decorated with an iron glaze and a white slip. The trees and birds on the lid are all individually modelled and attached.
The Maker Fitch & McAndrew Ceramicist - Scotland

Douglas Fitch & Hannah McAndrew are slipware potters based in Scotland. Drawing great inspiration on the heritage of British slipware, their pieces showcase traditional techniques applied in a contemporary way. Using a blend of earthenware clay sourced from Douglas’ birthplace, Devon, Fitch & McAndrew often work with warm palettes of chocolate brown and honey, inspired by their local landscape. All their dishes, pots and jugs are one-off pieces, richly detailed as well as functional.