POTTY FOR POTS
'Potty for Pots’ is Sasha Compton's ever-growing ceramic collection which celebrates imperfections and craft with a playful, poetic lens on the world. These pieces continue to explore themes of freedom and escapism, taking you to another world filled with love, astronomy, nature and poetry.
Sasha has always admired pottery and ceramics and wanted to create a ceramics collection. As a result of the changes in the world around her, Sasha decided to begin creating ceramics last November, sourcing local ceramics and hand-illustrating them in her home-studio, adding a splash of her signature colours and playful aesthetic. Sasha really enjoys the unpredictable element of illustrating ceramics and working with building up layers of glazes and exploring new techniques. On these new items she has explored scraping and scratching away areas for negative space and textural depth, and including poems or light-hearted sentences she has written incorporating words with vibrant colours onto her designs.
Inspirations behind Sasha’s ceramics include Matisse’s illustrative line drawings, and Grayson Perry’s use of scrawling sentences. She particularly felt inspired when reading Grayson Perry’s ‘Pre-therapy years’ book. Sasha found Perry’s stance of questioning the position of ceramics and decorative “house” objects in the art-world fascinating, should a plate act as form or function? She has kept this in mind when designing and painting her first ceramics collection.
Sasha hopes that you enjoy her collection of dreams, happy memories of being amongst nature, dancing and stargazing, and her many mixed emotions that have been bottled up and poured vibrantly over these pots, plates, vases for all to see.
Caution: just like emotions, these items are also fragile and can crack if not handled with care.
Each item in this collection is unique and one-of-a-kind. All items will be available on a 'first come first serve' basis. Please note: there may be imperfections on items which is part of a ‘handmade feel’ which Sasha celebrates. She has also chosen wobbly uneven plates on purpose to enhance a 'perfectly imperfect' aesthetic.