Rocky crockery: 1882 range has heart of stone

15 : 08 : 2012 Design : 1882 : Crockery

Staffordshire, UK – Designer Max Lamb has used stonemasonry tools to hand-carve lumps of plaster to form crockery models for ceramics company 1882.

Each of the models was then used to create plaster moulds from which a series of jugs, bowls and mugs were created.

The exterior surface of the pieces in the collection has a raw, unpolished, almost primitive aesthetic not typically associated with fine bone china. But on the inside the surface has been glazed and refined.

‘It was a conscious decision to stop the carving at an early stage of the process to capture the physicality of solid plaster and its similarity to a block of natural stone,’ Lamb tells LS:N Global. ‘In doing so, I highlight both the rawness of stonemasonry and the finesse required to carve intricate details such as a mug handle or the spout of a jug.’

Lamb’s collection will be launched at the forthcoming London Design Festival.

To learn more about 1882 visit LS:N Global’s Innovate section

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