Crumpet Warmer: Asiatic Pheasant, 1840.
These pottery pieces are my much loved pottery collected and used as props in my studio for drawings and paintings and ceramics.
As a trained potter I can appreciate the forms, the engraving of the decals, the softened cobalts of the Victorian era, the use of these pots by the hands of women.
For cooking, for serving, for feeding, for sharing, for family, for community. These pieces represent a shared past, a domestic history, a secret history.