‘Crockery’ by Max Lamb in the permanent collection of Les Arts Décoratifs – Paris, France.
1882 Ltd. is thrilled to announce that ‘Crockery’ by Max Lamb has been selected for the permanent collection of the Les Arts Décoratifs, the museum of the decorative arts and design, located in the Palais du Louvre’s western wing in Paris.
‘Crockery’ – A collection of fine bone china tableware slip-cast from plaster models carved by hand, with glazed interior for functionality and raw exterior reflecting the modest surface texture of the plaster original.
The process of slip-casting begins with the creation of a three-dimensional model of the design known as a ‘master’ by a professional model-maker, from which the production mould is cast. Crockery bypasses this process by placing the responsibility of both designer and model-maker in the hands of Max Lamb. Using the tools of a stone mason Lamb chips and carves a solid block of plaster to make a series of tableware, the design of each formed quite simply out of their own making.