Mochaware Ceramic Pen Pot, 'Comb'


Mochaware was first made in Staffordshire, England in the 1780s. Once regarded as utilitarian, common and cheap, this eccentric and colourful slipware decoration is making a comeback for its folklorish appeal. 

In 1852, Charles Dickens, visited the Copeland Pottery Works and described the process: “[…] those particular jugs and mugs were once set upon a lathe and put in motion, and how a man blew the brown colour (having a strong natural affinity with the material in that condition) on them from a blow pipe as they twirled ; and how his daughter, with a common brush, dropped blotches of blue upon them in the right places; tilting the blotches upside down, she made them run into rude images of trees, and there and end."

Size: 9.5 x 13 cm

Material: Mochaware ceramic

Please note each cup is a unique pattern in the style of those photographed. While the colour will remain the same, you may receive a slight variation as far as the pattern goes. Please choose which colour you would like from the drop down menu above.