Inspired by the everyday, Sue Pryke aims to create her own collection of objects that sit comfortably in the home. Sue Pryke is a British homeware designer, who started her journey into ceramics at a small pottery in Lincolnshire. After graduation Sue’s first job was a designer at Wedgewood, guided by the design team she was taught to understand the breadth of ceramic form. Sue found the challenge of the precision absorbing and the repetitive nature satisfying.
Individually slipcast from vitrified earthenware, these teaspoons are perfectly useful. Fired at high temperatures until it is no longer porous - the clay is finished with a smooth stone like quality.
This teapot is part of the MR & Mrs Studio Collection that combines the work of Sue Pryke and her husband John, combining ceramics and wood. With its high fired stone like surface, the handle is made from steam bent oak.
Simply stunning cutting boards by John Pryke, with leather handle.
Inspired by the everyday, Sue Pryke aims to create her own collection of objects that sit comfortably in the home. Having started her journey into ceramics at a small pottery in Lincolnshire, Sue found the challenge of the precision absorbing and the repetitive nature satisfying. Her aesthetic is quiet and minimal with soft tones.
Soon to arrive at Maud and Mabel.
The Maud and Mabel team made an exciting visit to Maze Hill Pottery last week, exploring the strong, fluid shapes of Lisa Hammond’s functional ware.
Lisa’s forms, hand thrown on the potters wheel, are each consciously crafted to be enjoyed daily. With a satisfying soda-fired finish, Lisa never fails to remind us of the clay's natural plasticity.
Soda firing is an atmospheric firing technique, where sodas such as sodium bi-carbonate and sodium carbonate are introduced to the process at peak temperature. In the heat the soda vaporises and bonds with the surfaces of the pots to form a sodium-silicate glaze.
We are thrilled that we will soon be able to share such delights with you. Until then, here are a few snaps of our visit, and some of the treats we look forward to showing at Maud and Mabel.
Lisa's apprentice, Florian Gadsby on the wheel.
Wedging- a process which releases the air from the clay.
What an incredible show @growlondon. Thank you for all your support- makers and customers. Take a look at our behind the scenes images, transforming a blank space into something quite beautiful.
We took great care in planning and preparation for the show, and this really paid off. Not only was this experience hugely enjoyable and stress free, there was a buzz and excitement around the Maud and Mabel space.
The big day arrives. Time to set up!
We were so thrilled people were interested as soon as we started to prepare the stand.
What would we do without our lovely Martin having a calm influence whilst he assembled the stand.
The Maud and Mabel aesthetic is beginning to take shape.
Akiko customer making difficult choices.
Nobue Ibaraki Pot A Bec, a charming way to display roses.
A selection of Japanese treasures, sourced from our recent trip to Japan.
Origami floral dress cards, perfect for any occasion.. especially a garden event!
Young collector intrigued by the perfect dimple.
Hand sculpted Dry Kohiki- yunomi cups with matt exterior glaze and gloss interior. The beauty of these faceted bowls would increasingly appreciate over time. Within their form and tones the tea bowls are almost deceiving in their simplicity. These pieces are yet another example of the genius works by Akiko Hirai.
Akiko explains that using dark and white clay varies the textured surfaces of each piece. 'Imagination and fantasy always reinforce the imperfection and achieve the perfection with its own originality. The completion of the work is done by the viewer' Akiko Hirai
Maud and Mabel are proud to present inspiring work by Japanese artist Shinobu Hashimoto.
Simple, yet perfect forms, steeped in Japanese tradition. The contemporary form doesn’t detract from the unique textured crackle glaze with its subtle glint. This finish is what makes Shinobu’s pieces extraordinary.
Now available @ Maud and Mabel & our online shop