Royal Porcelain Tea Caddy

Artist / Maker: Howard Gardiner


Blue/green porcelain jar tea caddy, made from cast and turned elements. The lid has a seal and can be used for food purposes.

“My work is mainly produced in stoneware using a variety of ceramic techniques. I throw and hand build mainly one-off pieces which are influenced by a variety of historical ceramic connections. I have been interested in classical Greek, Roman and Chinese ceramics as well as Twentieth Century Studio pottery. My work uses clay slips and glazes which I make up from tried and tested recipes.

I have been creating pieces in which the aesthetic shapes show the delicate balance between shape, form and line.

I have used many hand processes in stoneware and porcelain to create groups of pots Experimenting with clay slips and oxides in conjunction with a variety of glazes to enhance the final surface”

Dimensions8.5 × 13 cm