Dolomite Casserole Dish II

Matthew Foster
Dolomite Casserole Dish I by Matthew Foster forms part of a functional series of pieces which are inspired by the Leach legacy as well as the vernacular styles and forms of medieval pottery. Also oven proof, this piece of serveware elevates the ritual of food and is beautiful from oven to table.

Material: Stoneware, glaze
cm: Width 19cm, Depth 16cm, Height 12cm
inches: Width 7.5in, Depth 6.3in, Height 4.7in
Care Instructions: Hand wash in warm soapy water


The piece is first thrown and then trimmed to realise its form. Matthew hand builds the handles and attaches them before the entire piece is bisque fired and glazed with a dolomite glaze mixed using raw materials.
The Maker Matthew Foster Ceramicist - South West England

Ceramics artist Matthew Foster studied Fine Art at Kent University and after winning the Seasalt Bursary in 2009, he became an apprentice at Leach Pottery in Cornwall. Alongside growing his individual practice, Matthew continues to work as the Studio Production Manager at Leach Pottery and draws much inspiration from his contemporaries there. In line with an on-going exploration of the Mingei Philosophy (focusing on the beauty of ordinary, everyday craft), he is currently exploring peasant stonewares of the Korean Yi dynasty, Gongxian pottery, Tang dynasty, and porcelain pots from the Chinese Sung period.