Handmade mug in Matt and Catherine West's workshop in England.
Pottery West is the ceramics studio of English couple Catherine and Matt West. Since 2013 they have been designing and making turned tableware, working mostly in stoneware and firing in electric kilns, although they have recently started using a wood-fired oven for their work.
The inspiration is sculptural and pictorial; texture, tone, light and shape. The question of function is at the heart of their design process. They spend a lot of time imagining the context in which their ceramics will be used.
MATERIALS : Pyrite sandstone
TECHNIQUE : Turn
EMAIL : From personal research, nori green
COLOUR : shades of green, blue
DIMENSIONS : Ø 8cm approximately, height 7.5cm
USES AND MAINTENANCE:
Dishwasher: Yes, but be careful. Pottery West recommends hand washing your ceramics when you can as regular use of a dishwasher can shorten their lifespan.
Avoid placing in extremely hot or cold environments such as an oven or freezer, as this may cause thermal shock and lead to brittleness and cracking.
NOTE: Like any handcrafted product, these pieces may have slight variations in shape, color and thickness.