Salt Box VIII
Salt Box VIII by ceramicist, Sophie Wilson of 1690, is a playful and decorative twist on the humble, utilitarian nature of the familar saltbox - a kitchen ally which lives on our dining tables or kitchen counters and is witness to our everyday lives; housing an ingredient which is important to every meal. The piece has been created as a talisman at the heart of the home, a focus of quiet calm on a table scrubbed clean at the end of the day.
Sophie also set out to create a vessel which has a greater physical presence, allowing one's hand to sink easily within the box. The surface decoration was informed by mystical animals and Renaissance inlay motifs and the text was inspired by English folk songs, the Complete Work of George Herbert and Shakespeare.
The lid of the box is made in English hardwood which has been gently sealed with a light layer of Danish oil.
Material: Terracotta and London Plane wood
Dimensions: Width: 13.5cm, Depth 13.5cm, Height: 15.5cm
Care Instructions: Gently hand rinse in warm soapy water and allow to dry out completely before filling with salt.