Oyster pinch pots - Minnie-Mae Stott
Handmade ceramic oyster shell pinch pots. Designed to hold your seasonings of choice and perfect addition to your festive table arrangements. Margate beach is covered in oyster shells. Some tiny and some hand sized, but always different with ripples of layered shell and beautiful pearly insides. Featuring mother of pearl and real gold lustre. Each Oyster pinch pot is cut freehand without using templates, making every single pair different. They are then shaped, fired and lustred. Hence, approx 8cm by 11cm British artist based in Margate, working in and producing ceramics, printed textiles and interior decoration. British seaside landscapes, the history of London, Greek mythology and Italian kitsch decoration inspire and inform her imagery and exploration of design, resulting in a healthy obsession with columns and seashells. Her hand-crafted ceramics are objects of empowerment, designed to evoke nostalgia and strength, whilst focusing on classical design. Both her mother and grandmother (seamstresses and set designers) played an instrumental role in encouraging her interests and developments within the world of arts and culture. After graduating from Loughborough in 2011 studying Printed Textiles. Opened her own art gallery, wine shop & restaurant in Margate after she decided to revisit her love of design and began to attend the drop-in classes at Clayspace. Here she found her calling and instantly began to spend all her waking hours there. She has not stopped since and spends her time creating handmade ceramic pieces from her own inspiration and explorations.