Calligraphy Ceramic Tea Pot
High-fired white earthenware teapot with tea grid and a lugged lid
Brushed, trailed, dotted and dripped black and white stained slip decorations
Platinum lustred handle and knob
H inc knob 19 cms
W inc handle and spout 28.5 cms
Collect from gallery £125
Including UK delivery £145
Mark originally trained in textiles. He then applied his love of surface pattern to ceramics for his MA. Since 1990, he has produced handmade earthenware slip-decorated tableware and sculptural ceramics.
Inspirations include traditional Staffordshire slip trailing, industrial Stoke-on-Trent mid-century ceramics like Ridgway ‘Homemaker’ and Carlton Ware ‘Walking Ware’, and the anachronisms of 1950s and ‘60s sci-fi comics. He likes to combine traditional and industrial techniques in a contemporary take on Staffordshire slipware and figures.
His work is held in public and private collections internationally.