Blue Chalky Jar & Stick
Blue Chalky Jar & Stick by ceramicist James Rigler is part of The New Craftsmen’s ‘Claylarks’
collection. Whilst mudlarking on the foreshore of the River Thames, James found himself drawn to the Thames potatoes - ubiquitous pebbles of London brick rubbed smooth by the river. These tumbled fragments of London’s architectural history inspired James to create a collection of graphic-shaped dishes and platters, which reference objects that were once used, held and lost. He was drawn to the idea of re-discovery providing a new purpose and value, gaining a whole new story. The colours and textures throughout the collection reflect the materials and qualities of his mudlarking experience. For this long platter, James has used a matte terracotta with a blue slip to echo the glinting fragments of glaze found on the foreshore of the Thames. It is accompanied by a terracotta stick, dipped in black glaze, reflecting the dark waters of the river.
Material: Matte terracotta, white slip, black ‘asphalt’ clay, blue slip, black earthenware glaze
Vessel: Width 20cm. Depth 20cm, Height 28.5cm
Stick: Width 4cm, Depth 4cm, Height 41cm
Care Instructions: Dust with a dry clean brush. Due to the porous nature of this piece, it is unsuitable for storing liquids.