Slip Trailed Floral Dish III

Fitch & McAndrew
Slip Trailed Floral Dish III by slipware potters Doug Fitch and Hannah McAndrew is part of The New Craftsmen’s ‘Claylarks’ collection. Based in Scotland, the duo have always been fascinated by pots made in the UK and have spent many hours poring over archaeological reports of sherds and full pots found at various excavations. Their inspiration for this collection stems from their many visits to the Museum of London and mudlarking along the foreshore of the River Thames. Their aim was to create work with an echo of the past, whilst maintaining their own distinct voice. The Slip Trailed Floral Dish I is made from rich earthenware clay, with coloured slip decoration and a black glaze. Fitch & McAndrew chose to work with a narrow palette 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 them to emulate centuries old pottery traditions. Each piece is thoughtfully created and decorated to reflect the Galloway countryside.

Material: Red earthenware, slips, glaze
cm: Width 27cm, Depth 26cm, Height 4cm
inches: Width 10.6in, Depth 10.2in, Height 1.6in
Care Instructions: Hand wash with warm soapy water


Created using traditional slipware techniques and materials, this dish is made from red earthenware clay that is rolled out and placed onto a plaster mould. Once leather-hard, it is given a base coat of slip before the decoration is trailed on top. 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.