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Brittany explores the translucent quality and fragile effects that can be produced through the use of porcelain. Taking shape and form as a starting point she creates functional vessels and tableware considering simplicity alongside complexity.

By modifying the traditional technique of slip casting and carving into the plaster moulds, the commonly concealed casting seams are exaggerated and become a main focus of the design. The making processes are emphasised and highly refined creating handmade work of a high quality.

Brittany graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a BA (Hons) in Decorative Arts and was able to experiment with a variety of materials before specialising in ceramics. She now works from her studio based in Stockport, Cheshire selling her work across the country.

Introducing the new 2015 collection. A fresh take on the taxidermy range combining porcelain, leather & metal.

Taking shape as a starting point, Brittany constructs simple forms by slab building. A feature typical of Brittany’s work, making processes are exaggerated with an emphasis on the seams.

Once constructed the pieces are decorated with smooth glazes and metals which melt onto the surface during the firings. The outsides of the vessels remain unglazed and are carefully sanded to create a smooth raw surface.

After their final firing the leather handles are created by wet forming and heating. Brittany makes use of leather offcuts and by products from other makers. She then uses a variety of collected rusty screws, nuts & bolts to attach the handles to the rivets created in the porcelain.

There are currently three sizes in the collection ranging from £80 to £150. Stocked exclusively at Bils & Rye, Nunnington, North Yorkshire.