STEVE HARRISON
'DESK'

Choosing Keeping is pleased to announce a solo exhibition by British salt-glaze potter Steve Harrison presenting new work on the subject of stationery. As part of a continued collaboration with Choosing Keeping, the artist has created an exclusive one-off collection of writing and drawing furniture and accoutrements for the desk.

‘Desk’ speaks to stationery itself, seeking significance in the detail of writing and drawing implements. Dip pens and their Japanese Fukuro cases made by Steve’s wife Julia, from antique kimonos, ink wells and a special brew of French grey ink are but a few examples of Harrison’s atmospheric accessories for his fantasy Desk.

This exhibition draws on Harrison’s relentless drive for perfection of form in cups and teapots while adopting a more experimental approach to uncover the delicate creative environment of the desk. Both an artist and tea-worshipper, Harrison draws parallel between tea ceremony and creative practice. He considers their mutual and relatable experience - brewing tea leaves or grinding natural pigments - both ceremonies requiring set tools and live materials essential in creating a mental ritual for making.

Item No.1
£1,800

Blue stoneware dip pen with 24 carat gold on silver - 15cm long

Item No.3
£1,800

Green stoneware dip pen with 24 carat gold gilded on silver - 14cm long

Item No.4
£1,800

Light blue stoneware dip pen with rhodium on silver - 15cm long

Item No.5
£1,800

Green stoneware dip pen with 24 carat rose gold on silver - 16cm long

Item No.6
SOLD

Black stoneware dip pen with 24 carat gold on silver - 14cm long

Item No.7
SOLD

Smoked porcelain dip pen with rhodium on silver - 14.5cm long

Item No.8
£1,800

Light blue stoneware dip pen with 24 carat rose gold gilded on silver - 15cm long

Item No.9
£1,800

Light blue stoneware dip pen with 24 carat gold gilded on silver - 15cm long

Item No.10
£1,800

Black and blue stoneware dip pen with 24 carat gold gilded on silver - 13.5cm long

Item No.11
SOLD

Green stoneware dip pen with ruthenium on silver - 13cm long

Item No.12
£1,800

Light blue and black stoneware dip pen with ruthenium on silver - 16cm long

Item No.13
£1,800

Beige stoneware dip pen with 24 carat gold on silver - 15cm long

Item No.14
SOLD

Dark blue and black stoneware dip pen with ruthenium on silver - 14cm long

Item No.15
SOLD

Magnifying glass with pale blue and brown stoneware and lacquered, polished brass - 17cm long

Item No.16
SOLD

Magnifying glass with dark brown stoneware and lacquerd, polished brass - 16cm long

Item No.17
SOLD

Magnifying glass with dark brown and beige stoneware and patinated metal - 16cm long

Item No.18
£1,500

Mini yellow and blue stoneware vase; comes with textile mat  - 11cm tall x 7cm max ⌀

Item No.19
£1,500

Mini pale and dark blue stoneware vase; comes with textile mat - 13.5cm tall x 6.5cm max ⌀

Item No.20
SOLD

Mini blue and pale cream stoneware vase; comes with textile mat - 12cm tall x 7cm max ⌀

Item No.21
SOLD

Mini blue and green stoneware vase; comes with textile mat - 12.5cm tall x 7cm max ⌀

Item No.22
£1,500

Mini yellow and blue stoneware vase; comes with textile mat - 11cm tall x 7cm max ⌀

Item No.23
£1,500

Mini yellow and blue stoneware vase; comes with textile mat - 10cm tall x 7cm max ⌀

Item No.24
£1,500

Mini green and blue stoneware vase; comes with textile mat - 11.5cm tall x 6.5cm max ⌀

Item No.25
£3,500

Extra large stoneware ink bottle - 18cm tall x 19cm ⌀

Item No.26
£1,500

Green porcelain ink bottle with blue stoneware knob - 

Item No.27
£1,500

Brown porcelain ink bottle with light brown stoneware knob - 9cm tall x 8cm ⌀

Item No.28
£1,500

Brown stoneware ink bottle and knob - 10cm tall x 8.5cm ⌀

Item No.29
SOLD

pale blue stoneware ink bottle and knob - 9cm tall x 7cm ⌀

Item No.30
£1,100

Grey porcelain ink bottle with imitation tortoise shell lid - 6cm tall x 6.5cm ⌀

Item No.31
SOLD

Grey porcelain ink bottle with imitation tortoise shell lid - 6cm tall x 6cm ⌀

Item No.54
SOLD

Miniature blue stoneware inkwell - 4 x 4cm

Item No.56
SOLD

Miniature beige stoneware inkwell - 5 x 3cm

Item No.57
SOLD

Miniature green stoneware inkwell - 5 x 3cm

Item No.58
SOLD

Miniature pale green stoneware inkwell - 5 x 3cm

Item No.60
SOLD

Miniature dark green stoneware inkwell - 

Item No.63
SOLD

Miniature dark brown stoneware inkwell - 5 x 5cm

Item No.64
SOLD

Miniature grey stoneware inkwell - 5 x 4cm

Item No.65
SOLD

Minature blue-grey stoneware inkwell - 5 x 4cm

Item No.101 BIS
£1,200

White Goat Hair brush on stoneware handle 

Item No.66
£3,000

Walnut pen tray set with grey and brass stoneware pen - 21.5 x 10cm tray; 13.5cm pen length

Item No.68
SOLD

Dark walnut pen tray set with brown stoneware and patinated metal pen - 21.5 x 10cm tray; 15cm pen length

Item No.69
£3,000

Dark walnut pen tray set with brown stoneware and bronze pen - 21.5x10 tray; 14cm pen length

Item No.70
SOLD

Walnut blotter with light brown stoneware knob

Item No.71
SOLD

Sycamore blotter with blue-brown stoneware knob

Item No.73
£550

Stained and polished sycamore blotter with brown stoneware knob

Item No.74
£1,000

Brown stoneware paperweight with cream knob - 4.5cm tall x 9cm ⌀

Item No.75
£1,500

Blue stoneware paperweight with knob - 7.5cm tall x 7.5cm ⌀

Item No.76
£1,500

Bronze paperweight with blue stoneware knob - 6cm tall x 8.5cm ⌀

Item No.77
£1,200

Blue-grey stoneware paperweight with knob - 6cm tall x 9cm ⌀

Item No.78
SOLD

Gilded sunflower bookend pair - 20 x 14 x 9cm

Item No.79
£4,000

Dark brown wooden display stand with 2019 salt glaze button - 44 x 32cm 

Item No.80
£4,500

Dark brown wooden display stand with 2020 salt glaze button - 58 x 32cm 

Item No.81
SOLD

Dark yellow-brown candle holder - 6.5cm tall; 13.5 x 12cm ⌀

Item No.82
SOLD

Dark blue candle holder - 5.5cm tall; 15 x 13cm 

Item No.83
£550

Blue green stoneware pen pot - 10cm tall; 7 x 7.5cm ⌀

Item No.84
SOLD

Green stoneware pen pot - 

Item No.85
£550

Light brown stoneware pen pot - 10cm tall; 8.5 x 7cm ⌀

Item No.86
£550

Dark brown stoneware pen pot - 9.5cm tall x 7cm ⌀

Item No.87
£550

Blue stoneware pen pot - 10.5cm tall x 7.5cm ⌀

Item No.88
£450

Yellow porcelain pen pot - 8.5cm tall x 7.5 ⌀

Item No.89
£550

blue-brown stoneware pen pot - 10cm tall; 8.5 x 6cm ⌀

Item No.90
SOLD

Pale blue fluted stoneware pen pot - 8.5cm tall; 7 x 6.5cm ⌀

Item No.91
£550

Dark brown stoneware pen pot - 10cm tall x 7cm ⌀

Item No.92
£450

White porcelain pen pot - 7cm tall x 9.5cm ⌀

Item No.93
SOLD

Brown fluted porcelain pen pot - 8.5cm tall x 7cm ⌀

Item No.94
SOLD

Blue base stoneware pen pot - 10cm tall x 7cm ⌀

Item No.95
SOLD

Brown fluted pen pot - 10cm tall; 7 x 8.5cm ⌀

Item No.96
£450

Yellow porcelain pen pot - 7.5cm tall x 8cm ⌀

Item No.97
SOLD

Brown fluted stoneware pen pot - 8.5cm tall x 6.5cm ⌀

Item No.98
£450

Green fluted stoneware pen pot - 8cm tall; 6.5cm ⌀

Item No.99
£450

Dark brown fluted pen pot - 9cm tall; 7 x 6cm ⌀

Item No.100
£550

Blue- brown stoneware pen pot - 10.5cm tall x 8cm ⌀

Item No.101
SOLD

Large green stoneware pen pot with yellow base - 12cm tall x 12.5cm ⌀

Item No.102
£650

Dark brown stoneware pen pot with porcelain side knob - 9cm tall x 6.5cm max ⌀

Item No.104
£650

White porcelain pen pot with blue accents and black stoneware side knob - 9cm tall x 7cm max ⌀

Item No.105
SOLD

White porcelain pen pot with yellow accents and blue stoneware side knob - 9cm tall x 7cm max ⌀

Item No.106
£650

White porcelain pen pot with yellow accents and brown stoneware side knob - 10cm tall x 8cm max ⌀

Item No.107
£650

White porcelain pen pot with large brown stoneware side knob - 8.5cm tall x 7cm max ⌀

Item No.108
£650

Blue porcelain pen pot with stoneware side knob - 10cm tall x 8cm max ⌀

Item No.109
SOLD

White porcelain pen pot with yellow accents and stoneware side knob - 8.5cm tall x 7.5cm max ⌀

Item No.110
£650

White porcelain pen pot with blue side knob - 9cm tall x 9.5 max ⌀

Item No.111
£650

White porcelain pen pot with yellow highlights and brown side knob - 6.5cm tall x 8.5cm ⌀

Item No.112
£650

White porcelain pen pot with brown side knob - 7.5cm tall x 8cm ⌀

Item No.113
SOLD

Brown stoneware pen pot with side knob and silver mount - 8cm tall; 5 x 6.5 cm ⌀

Item No.114
SOLD

Blue stoneware pen pot with white highlights and white porcelain side knob - 11cm tall x 10cm ⌀

Item No.115
£650

White and yellow porcelain pen pot with blue stoneware side knob - 7.5cm tall x 7.5cm ⌀

Item No.116
£550

Brown oval stoneware pen pot - 11.5cm tall; 9 x 8cm ⌀

Item No.117
SOLD

Beige oval stoneware pen pot with green highlights - 10.5cm tall; 12 x 10cm ⌀

Item No.118
£550

Light beige oval stoneware pen pot - 10cm tall; 11 x 8.5cm ⌀

Item No.119
SOLD

Dark brown stoneware pen pot with sunflower and white porcelain side knob - 11.5cm tall; 12.5cm ⌀

Book Ends
£550

Walnut A-Z set of Book ends by Lynn Hodgson and Ben Casson with gilded details

Book Ends 2 
£450

Oak A-Z set of Book ends by Lynn Hodgson and Ben Casson

DESK & CHAIR
SOLD

Yew Satin finish Desk and Chair  with ceramic knobs by Ben Casson (and Steve Harrison)

Item No.120
SOLD

Porcelain and Stoneware Candlestick with silver pin

Item No.121
£850

Porcelain and Stoneware Candlestick with silver pin

Item No.122
£850

Porcelain and Stoneware Candlestick with silver pin

Item No.124
SOLD

Large Dark brown stoneware pen pot and side knob

Item No.125
£650

Dark brown stoneware pen pot with and side knob

Item No.126
SOLD

Light brown stoneware pen pot with internal blue grey glaze and side knob

Item No.127
SOLD

Black Steve Harrison Leather Bound Notebook with Black Ceramic Sunflowers and Slipcase

Item No.128
SOLD

Blue Steve Harrison Leather Bound Notebook with Yellow Ceramic Sunflowers and Slipcase

Item No.129
£1,200

Mahogany Steve Harrison Leather Bound Notebook with Brown Ceramic Sunflowers and Slipcase

Item No.130
£1,200

Green Steve Harrison Leather Bound Notebook with Brown Ceramic Sunflowers and Slipcase

Item No.131
£1,200

Burgundy Steve Harrison Leather Bound Notebook with Yellow Ceramic Sunflowers and Slipcase 

Item No.132
£1,200

Dark Brown Steve Harrison Leather Bound Notebook with Green Ceramic Sunflowers and Slipcase

Item No.61
SOLD

Ink bottle: Light Blue tiny stoneware

Item No.50
£350

Ink bottle: Dark Brown medium stoneware

Item No.39
SOLD

Ink bottle: Light Blue Medium stoneware

Item No.38
£350

Ink bottle: Beige Med stoneware

Item No.55
SOLD

Ink bottle: Beige Tiny stoneware

Item No.35
£350

Ink bottle: Brown Medium stoneware

Item No.49
£350

Ink bottle: Brown stoneware

Item No.43
£350

Ink bottle: Dark Brown Medium stoneware

Item No.48
£350

Ink bottle: Green stoneware

Item No.33
SOLD

Ink bottle: Light Blue Med stoneware

Item No.44
£350

Ink bottle: Beige/yellow Medium stoneware

Item No.32
SOLD

Ink bottle: Beige Medium stoneware

Item No. 42
SOLD

Ink bottle: Dark Green Medium stoneware

Item No.62
SOLD

Ink bottle: Brown Tiny stoneware

Item No.46
£350

Ink bottle: Brown Tiny stoneware

Item No.40
SOLD

Ink bottle: Green Medium stoneware

Item No.47
£350

Ink bottle: Green Medium stoneware

Item No.34
SOLD

Ink bottle: Light Blue Medium stoneware

Item No.45
£350

Ink bottle: Dark Brown Medium stoneware

Item No.41
SOLD

Ink bottle: Blue Medium stoneware

Item No.52
SOLD

Ink bottle: Brown Tiny stoneware

Item No.51
£350

Ink bottle: Dark Green Med stoneware

Item No.53
SOLD

Ink bottle: Green Tiny stoneware

Item No.59
£250

Ink bottle: Brown Tiny stoneware

Item No.133
£350

Pale Mint Hardback Sketchbook with ribbon tie

Item No.134
£350

Sage Green Hardback Sketchbook with ribbon tie

Item No.135
SOLD

Plaid Floral Hardback Sketchbook with ribbon tie

Item No.136
£350

Beige Hardback Sketchbook with ribbon tie

Item No.137
£350

Terracotta Hardback Sketchbook with ribbon tie

Item No.138
£350

Grey-Blue Hardback Sketchbook with ribbon tie

INK BOTTLE
WAX


French Grey ink : £30
French Grey wax : £18