Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Fliff Carr ceramics

In July I had the happy chance to visit Fliff Carr in her London studio.  Fliff makes the most beautiful and delicate ceramics which I had seen at Studio 196 on Regents Park Road, London (nearest tube Chalk Farm -a treasure trove of goodies from around the world, especially India) and in The Shop Floor Project in Ulverston.

Fliff uses white earthenware clay which is smooth and strong; when working with it, it doesn't have the grittiness of stoneware which gently sands away your skin, or the messiness of red earthenware which is akin to chocolate fudge cake (not as delicious as it sounds). The pieces here have been finished with touches of gold, patterned by vintage lace and pale blue-grey slip and tiny images of birds.

While you could just put Fliff's ceramics on a shelf to look at, I think they would be the perfect pieces to serve afternoon tea on. You know the sort of thing: Earl Grey tea, small finger sandwiches, homemade scones, something involving cream, meringue and fresh raspberries.

Click here for a list of stockists of Fliff's ceramics

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