With this new collection, photographer and designer Martyn Thompson continues his partnership with the Stoke-on-Trent based design driven ceramics company 1882 Ltd. Here, Martyn brings with him an extensive new body of work including vessels stacked like totems, planters, plaques and oversized hand thrown vases hand painted in an array of metallic and earthy tones synonymous with his often romantic, ethereal and abstract aesthetic. The collection includes one-off pieces painted by Thompson as well as pieces created in collaboration with the expert craftspeople at 1882 Ltd.’s factory.
The Ceramic Columns, complex to make and limited in number are exceptional and unique. By working with a hand thrower in Stoke-on-Trent, the makers have pushed the bounds of the thrown pot. The sections are left to dry for 6 weeks and after first firing, Thompson works his magic in hand decorating each vase using his exquisite colour palette. Each piece is unique and each vessel a testament to the beauty of the industrial craft that resides in Stoke-on-Trent, five generations later.
Height: 220 cm
Finely grogged earthenware, hand thrown and hand painted