Designed in a collaboration between Stokes Croft China and the SS Great Britain, these quirky cannisters with lids combine archival images from the Illustrated London News with beautiful hand painted copper lustre. Each cannister features an image of the SS Great Britain on one side and the Clifton Suspension Bridge on the other.
Inspired by the antique Victorian china used on board the ship, as well as the modern-day experience of visiting the SS Great Britain as a museum, these limited edition pieces offer something different and striking.
Artist Bev Millward has created these designs using images from both the SS Great Britain's archives and the ceramic archives at Stokes Croft China. Each piece has been hand decorated with ceramic transfers and copper lustre before firing. In addition, this particular cannister design has hand-painted colour added to the images.
Bev is interested in the longevity and sentimentality of ceramics, how they infiltrate our lives and can be used as a tool for communication long after leaving the maker. This project combines history and long-lost artisan skills to create a product which feels both traditional and fresh at the same time.
Each of these cannisters has been hand-painted before firing, therefore each is slightly different. We would recommend purchasing yours in person from our gift shop to enable you to choose your favourite.
*Please Note - due to the copper lustre, these items are not safe to use in a microwave*
Dimensions: 160 x 100mm
Fine bone china