By potter Mary Johnson, this earthenware bowl, simply buzzing with bees, will sit very comfortably on your kitchen table or dresser.
Based in Derby, Mary Johnson makes slip-decorated earthenware ceramics by hand from red earthenware clay using traditional craft methods, applied in contemporary and unusual ways.
Most of her work is thrown on the potters wheel and decorated using coloured slips and glaze. Sometimes materials are added to vary the texture. It may then be torn or broken and reassembled to make contemporary vessels created or recycled from pieces.
Red clay represents a need to connect with the earth, and our long history of care, use and misuse. The images, colours and textures of her honest pieces are based on drawings from life made in her garden and allotment.
'Standing up for earwigs and brussels sprouts, rusting wheelbarrows and decay, as integral parts of the landscape. Without them life would be infinitely dull and sterile.'
Other sizes, designs and items are available in store.