Dandy Jug I

Fitch & McAndrew
£420
Dandy Jug I by Scotland-based slipware potter Douglas Fitch, of Fitch & McAndrew. Drawing inspiration from Medieval making methods, this decorative yet durable piece derives its shape from archaeological artefacts and pottery sherds. Fitch & McAndrew choose to work with a narrow pallet of materials, using only those that would have been available to Medieval potters. Thanks to their local geology, similar materials are readily available today, enabling the makers to emulate centuries old pottery traditions. This jug is thoughtfully created and decorated in reference to the fronds of plant life, weaving in the verges of their surrounding countryside. Dandy Jug I is watertight and can be used for flowers.


Material: Red earthenware, coloured slips and a honey glaze
Dimensions: Height: 35cm, Length: 22cm Width: 22cm
Care Instructions: Gently hand wash
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Process

Created using traditional slipware techniques and materials, this jug was thrown on the wheel in red earthenware clay. After attaching a handle, coils of clay are applied to depict the weaving fronds of local plant life. Once dry, the piece is covered in slip, and after firing a yellow glaze is added to finish. Both potters embrace the challenges created by working with historic materials, and find the process all the more fascinating because of this decision.
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.