Inspired by the plant that grows abundantly around his home and studio in Kilkenny, this jug by Mark Campden is perfect for serving shared cocktails, or given its botanical inspiration, as a vase for some dried or fresh flowers.
There are also small and medium jugs available in the same collection, two different patterns taking inspiration from local birds and sealife, with both a fish and a robin design.
Mark works in a traditional majolica technique, first forming his pieces in earthenware clay before being covered with a white tin glaze. The detailed surface of each jug is then delicately hand-painted. Each piece is decorated with fluid and organic brushstrokes, mimicking the flora and fauna of the local surroundings that Mark draws from. He also shares a studio in Kilkenny with partner and fellow ceramic artist Caroline Dolan.
Materials and Care:
Each jug measures 21 cm in height x 10 cm in diameter. Each of Mark's pieces are dishwasher safe.
If you like this...
You're sure love Mark's serving dish, available with the same hand-painted fish design.
The Bridge Pottery uses a 100% green energy electricity provider for their electric kiln and locally sourced sustainable wood for their wood fire kiln. There is a strict quality control regime in place at every stage of the making process, so as to avoid producing 'seconds' or wasting materials and power. To optimise energy efficiency, each kiln load is packed to maximum capacity and only fired during off peak hours.