What’s great about some of the more collaborative objects that we stock is the fact that it’s always a work in progress, going back and forward with the maker to discuss new proposals on what could be made. Swedish potter Stefan Andersson is one of the more open makers, I regularly chat to him and put ideas across in terms of the style of object that I might like to see, and one that’s been particularly popular thus far is the ‘Water Cup’ that he designed exclusively for the shop.
Last time Stefan wood-fired the cups in a climbing kiln, these had a fantastic texture and featured subtle patterns on the pot walls where the flame had touched. In contrast to this aesthetic, Stefan has now returned to his original concept, firing this new selection of cups using oil, also layering on the porcelain slip thicker to create a frosty looking glaze.
What struck me when admiring these was the subtle crazing on the surface, these fine little cracks really connect with the origin of the clay. It also plays with the concept of running water flowing through the pot. We’ve now uploaded the new selection of cups in the shop and they’re now available to purchase on the button below.