Polly Liu Ceramics

Raised in China and now living in south London, ceramicist Polly Liu creates experimental mugs, jugs and platters at her Peckham studio. Her craft encompasses traditional slab building and the Japanese Nerikomi technique which involves forming patterns from different coloured clays.

Polly Liu Platter Plate

CAD 105.00
Brown Multi
Size: One Size

Platter plate created by TOAST New Maker Polly Liu. Raised in China and now living in South London, the ceramicist makes experimental mugs, jugs and platters at her Peckham studio. Her work is influenced by the Japanese Nerikomi technique which involves forming patterns from different coloured clays.

Shaped by hand by layering white, buff and black stoneware clay, finished with a glossy clear glaze. Each varies slightly in shape and colour.

This item is part of our New Makers programme. In its sixth year, five makers demonstrating excellence in skill, originality and craftsmanship have been chosen by a TOAST panel. We offer business and marketing advice, as well as a platform to sell their pieces until the end of this year, with full profits being returned to them.

If you place an order today, it will be made for you and then sent to you directly from Polly Liu. Delivery is included in the price but, as this item is dispatched from the UK, import duties and local sales tax may be payable on receipt for countries outside of the UK. This is determined by the type of item you are ordering and the value. Please be aware that these charges are paid separately to the carrier and are not included in the price payable to TOAST, which only includes the item and delivery. Any charges paid on receipt are non-refundable should you choose to return the item.

Details

Hand wash. Stoneware.
Made in the United Kingdom.
Approx. 18cm x 30cm.

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In the Studio With Polly Liu

Working from a communal studio in Peckham, Polly creates characterful tableware from sustainably sourced clay. She decorates her forms using Nerikomi, a Japanese technique which involves stacking and slicing different coloured clay and allowing natural patterns to emerge. Her interest in this craft reflects her overarching attitude to the material: that it has a mind of its own and can only be controlled to a point.

“Clay moves in a really unusual way,” she reflects. “It is not about manipulating it to line up with my design – I have to hear what the clay has to say.”

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