Designer Faye Toogood’s latest addition to her range of ceramic designs for 1882 Ltd. puts a fresh spin on the forms and traditions of English creamware. ‘Indigo Rain’ adds a touch of contemporary flair to the homely familiarity of blue-and-white striped crockery. The fine earthenware showcases the classic tones of English Delftware: cream offset with a rich, deep blue.
Broad bands of indigo glaze – like painterly washes of watercolour – are applied to rough canvas and then transferred directly to the pieces… The characteristic fabric grain lends the ceramics an instantly urban look suggesting dark-dyed denim.
With subtly different stripes for every plate, bowl and cup, each piece is reassuringly unique.