Martyn Thompson Studio joins forces with design-led ceramics company 1882 Ltd to launch a collection going back to Thompson’s family roots in Stoke on Trent and his great aunt, the revolutionary ceramicist Susie Cooper.
The collection previewed at Maison et Objet in Paris and comprises of a patterned tea pot, whose shape is accredited to Susie Cooper, two cups and two saucers.
The idea behind "The Accidental Expressionist" is a personalized collection, allowing the user to mix and match pieces, whether each time they use them, or when purchasing their own tea set.
For each individual piece, the glaze will be hand applied by a glazer with years of experience, by its very nature making each piece unique. There was a close collaboration between Thompson and the expert glazer to ensure that there were parameters set for the heavy and light splattering, which followed on Thompson's aesthetic. It was a conscious decision to embrace the variance of the human hand, which in turn follows Thompson’s belief in the serendipitous nature of life.