Tessa Spanton SWA Artist, tutor, writer


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Friday, 23 November 2018

Highland Stoneware at Lochinver and Ullapool

above mosaic sofa at Highland Stoneware click here for more details

I like their Mug of the year here the design is Mussells on a bed of seaweed. They have used
local materials, the glaze effects on each shell done by brushing layers of colour over pure Ullapool Limestone. Highlights of Ledmore Quartz (gold) painted on the shell, and Stoer Beach Sand painted on as seaweed.

Highland Stoneware is a working pottery in the Highlands of Scotland there is one at Lochinver and another at Ullapool. Outside there are some amazing and large works. Some of the pieces used are from broken or faulty pieces but some were made specially for the projects. I particularly like the boat. it is sailing on a mosaic sea with fish. The fish are fish platters that are sold in the shop.
The mosaics were designed by Kaffe Fassett and Brandon Mably. The mosaic work was done by local people.
I like the sculptural use of things like teapot spouts, handles, lids and even half a jug.

Mosaic sofa at Lochinver with the top of Suilven in the background

above  in the car park...

 Above Mosaic boat at Ullapool