Slip Trailed White Coreopsis Dish I

Fitch & McAndrew
£240
Slip Trailed White Coreopsis Dish I by Scotland-based slipware potters Fitch & McAndrew. Made from rich red earthenware clay, this dish features coloured slip decoration and a honey glaze. 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 Fitch & McAndrew to emulate centuries old pottery traditions. Each piece is thoughtfully created and decorated with aspects of the Galloway countryside.


Material: Red earthenware clay, coloured slips and a honey glaze
Dimensions: Height: 5cm, Length: 36cm Width: 25cm
Care Instructions: Hand wash with warm soapy water
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Process

Created using traditional slipware techniques and materials, this platter 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.