Tyg of Abundance I
Fitch & McAndrew
Tyg of Abundance I 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. They found themselves enamoured by tygs, traditionally a multi-handled celebratory drinking vessel - a pot to share a dram. Tygs were often inscribed with memorable dates, their owners or mottos. The Tyg of Abundance I has been made into a large, deceptively simple cylindrical form, which stands bold and proud. Each beautifully embellished handle symbolises the sense of celebration and of gathering.
Material: Red earthenware, slips, glaze
cm: Width 32cm, Depth 20cm, Height 18.5cm
inches: Width 12.6in, Depth 7.9in, Height 7.3in
Care Instructions: Hand wash with warm soapy water. This item is glazed on the inside and therefore watertight.