January 27, 2009

Tony Sly

While living in New Zealand I became familiar with a well known local potter, Tony Sly. For over 20 years he’s been making hand made pieces reminiscent of French Provincial slipware. Each and every piece is hand made, all having subtle differences in shape and glazing. Through our time living there and with getting married last year, Tim and I were able to start quite a nice collection for our kitchen. I love how functional his pieces are, you can use them in the oven and dishwasher. The classic range is my favorite, some the things we’ve been collecting include (that pie plate is the sweetest!):

I also love the mugs, your fingers fit perfectly around the ripples, you can feel how they were made.

I just saw on his site that he’s glazing the classic range in duck egg blue now! Adorable!

The rustic range is also beautiful, the glaze colors are green, mustard yellow and chestnut.

Our good family friend Sue has a gorgeous collection of the turquoise glazed pieces. These pitchers look fantastic with yellow daffodils in them!

I might have to import Tony’s pottery as a part of LeSueur Interiors, what do you think? Do you think his arty kitchen-ware is ready for the American market?



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