Hand-formed by ceramicist Maria Connolly in her studio in Co. Donegal. These soap dishes are individually made in earthenware clay and hand-painted using layers of coloured slips. Each one is totally unique, cut to shape and slumped to give it its curved form, with two holes for drainage, they are decorated by hand with layers of textured colours.
A splash of colour next to your sink, this dish fits our Oxmantown and Donegal Bogcotton soap bars perfectly.
Materials and care:
You can choose between more blue or red tones, but each one is quite different. They measure approx. 12cm x 9cm x 7mm
Maria Connolly fires her earthenware at moderately low temperatures, in an electric kiln which avoids the need for a non-renewable fuel source. Sourcing materials in bulk from a local supplier in Northern Ireland reduces the carbon footprint of her practice, and Maria’s use of recycled and biodegradable packing materials aids this also.
Going forward, Maria has plans to build a new studio, which will source some of its energy requirements from solar panels, for lighting and hot water along with the investment of a more energy efficient kiln.