SLIPWARE – There is a certain earthiness and naivety about slipware which we are attracted to. The very technique requires an immediacy, which results in an unselfconscious decorative approach. These simple rustic pieces have a timeless quality which we greatly admire. The natural colours of the clay and slip display a range of earthy hues.
This year’s calendar pays homage to our favourite colour; brown. We always find ourselves drawn to this colour. Its darker shades have a graphic quality like black, whilst the lighter tones have a warm and natural feel. When we began selecting products for LABOUR AND WAIT over twenty years ago, we soon realised that our proclivity for brown tones could get the better of us and the result would be a completely brown shop. We regularly have to keep ourselves in check to ensure a variety of hues and colours find their way to the shop floor.