SCRAFFITO BOWL, 2017
WHITECHAPEL GALLERY EDITION

The Grantchester Pottery
Sgraffito Bowl, 2017
Partially Glazed Stoneware, each unique
Dimensions variable

Series of 15, accompanied by a signed and numbered certificate

To accompany the exhibition Eduardo Paolozzi at the Whitechapel Gallery, The Grantchester Pottery have created a series of fruit bowls inspired by Hammer Prints Ltd; a design company founded in 1954 by Eduardo Paolozzi and Nigel Henderson to create home furnishings including wallpaper, fabrics and ceramics.

Taking as a starting point Hammer’s use of ready-made pottery blanks as a surface to apply print, The Grantchester Pottery commissioned ceramicist Mizuyo Yamashita to create a series of thrown pots or ‘fruit bowls’ loosely interpreted from drawings supplied by the artists.

These thrown forms act as blank surfaces onto which The Grantchester Pottery scratched designs using the process of sgraffito – a traditional form of ceramic decoration.The scratched designs are composited from travel photographs of landscapes, interiors and the artists' studios, with recurring motifs such as eyes, flowers, bottles of gin, and lemons. They also reference designs by Hammer Prints, such as ‘Bark Cloth’ and ‘Sgraffito’.

In contrast to the traditional sgraffito process, each bowl is individually glazed using a varying palette of industrial glazes. The fruit bowls bear the pottery marks of both The Grantchester Pottery emblem, and in homage to Hammer Prints, a hammer symbol, which is unique to this edition.

Stony Point 1972, 2016
COMMONROOM WALLPAPER

The Grantchester Pottery
Stony Point, 1972, 2016
Two colour gravure printed wallpaper
Roll size: approx. 105 x 52 cm

Photograph: Lou Liddiard-Imeson

the European things of 1943, 2016
CAMDEN ARTS CENTRE EDITION

The Grantchester Pottery
the European things of 1943, 2016
Glazed stoneware evil eye, rope, tears, steel fixing
Size: approx. 80 x 25 x 6 cm (variable)
Edition of 12 (blue and yellow)

Designed by The Grantchester Mystics, this charm can be used to ward off malevolence, misfortune, negativity and injury. This piece is ideally displayed hung facing outwards in a window.

Photography: Hydar Dewachi

SILK SQUARE, 2015
THE GRANTCHESTER TAILORS GUILD EDITION

The Grantchester Pottery
Silk Square, 2015
Printed silk scarf
100 x 100 cm

Contact The Grantchester Tailors Guild here
Please note all orders will take 6 to 8 weeks