Large Dual-Tone Mochaware Ceramic Pen Pot, 'Earthworm'

£85.00

Mochaware was first made in Staffordshire, England since 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."

Details:
Size: 9.5 x 11 cm
Material: Mochaware ceramic

IMPORTANT ! These pots are sold singularly in a range of colour combinations. Please leave a note on your order to specify which combination you are interested in. Colour options are as follows: Persimmon and Chestnut Brown, Persimmon and Duck Egg, Persimmon and Yellow or Duck Egg and Chestnut Brown.

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 variation as far as the pattern and colour-split goes.