Firing up in Stoke-on-Trent and Suffolk
As more craftspeople have moved out of London, new hotspots for design have fired up around the country. Creative Living Country by Chloe Grimshaw shines a light on this: “The countryside has always held appeal for those trapped in the urban jungle, as it can be difficult for artful minds to isolate themselves from the 24/7 stimuli that cities bring. With a greater appetite for ‘authentic’ experiences, working practices and creative inspiration, metropolitan talents are setting up studios far from the madding crowd. Combining a more relaxed lifestyle, budding entrepreneurship and social media, a new generation of young creatives is redefining ‘country living’.”
Cue, Pottery production in Staffordshire, where SCP designers Reiko Kaneko, Donna Wilson and Terence Woodgate work with master ceramicists and potters of the area to produce their designs for SCP.
The are dates back to at least the 17th Century, due to the abundance of clay, salt, and lead for glazing, alongside coal to fire the kilns. SCP use two factories to make their designs here, and are pleased to work with a part of the British industry that was once at the forefront of the industrial revolution.
SCP also produce a range of terracotta vessels and products, handmade in Suffolk. The specialist factory we use share their knowledge of the clay with our designers, creating modern designs from the age old techniques.
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