Charcoal Storm by Faye Toogood

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Faye Toogood’s latest range of ceramic designs celebrates the serendipitous beauty of natural imperfections.

Charcoal Storm reinterprets traditional English creamware with a tempestuous motif that draws upon the chance patterns created when pigment added to the slip coating does not fully blend. The dark whorls and eddies resulting from these experiments, like meteorological formations in miniature, make up the collection’s central motifs, appearing on pieces including jugs, plates, bowls and cups. Representing a streamlined take on our ceramic heritage, the fine earthenware combines centuries-old Staffordshire traditions with an abstract, tenebrous pattern that evokes a gathering storm.