Petra’s butterdishes are the perfect storage resolution for butter lovers far and wide! They are slab-built in two pieces, comprising base and cover. For each section, wall edges are carefully mitred and then deftly folded up and joined, the clay at just the right consistency. The robustness of our high-fired stoneware clay comes into it’s own here; the lid is built more delicately to feel lightweight in the lift, but which still feels sturdy in it’s everyday use. This pot is self-assured in it’s pillow-like poise and an ergonomic which has been refined by it’s maker over the course of the last 25 years.
Petra uses a variety of salt-glaze slips to decorate her work. There is a strong cross-over between her 2D print-making and the slip monotypes applied to her tableware. She’s been sketching more prolifically in recent months. Especially the garden and woodland birds at our home on the edge of the Forest of Dean. So little surprise that they are starting to emerge on some of these latest pots! We are choosy when placing these pots in the wood-salt kiln pack, the drawings carefully orientated away from the direct flame path as much as possible. We adore the serendipitous interaction between the slip-printed lines, finger wipes and brushwork, and the build up of fly-ash and more deeply orange-peeled surfaces creeping in and around them. From the canvas of ideas volunteered to the kiln, yields a new story and landscape.
(multiple item purchases to the same address will incur additional P&P of £3 per pot, or if you are local to Wobage Pottery you can pick up to avoid P&P charges altogether)