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Be Still Ceramics

Follow Sarah Maingot to her cottage-garden studio in the Cotswolds and it’s easy to see why she feels a sense of serenity there. Tall fronds of cow parsley frame the big windows of the rustic cabin, which was lovingly constructed from reclaimed materials, many literally unearthed from the surrounding ground. The sense of meditative stillness Sarah feels when working with clay gave her the idea for her company name.

Planning isn’t part of the Be Still process. These are objects that flow spontaneously from the fingertips of the maker, with the raw materials guiding the way to the final shape. Inevitably, this will be organic and idiosyncratic, so each final work is unique. Expect fat-bellied vases, squat jars and asymmetric forms that hark back to the handiwork of ancient potters. Decoration comes from simple pinched details and the naturally coarse grain of the finish.

Texture is a fundamental feature of Be Still pieces. The character of the clay is left undisguised, with chalky slip layers emphasising the intentional roughness of the surfaces. Partial or internal glazes give natural colours, from mottled cliff-face greys to nutty browns, the chance to be appreciated.

Free delivery for orders over £50. Delivery costs £4.99 for orders under £50. Please note delivery times vary per product. Delivery time estimates are shown with the product details. UK delivery only.

Be Still

Small Black and Chalk Grain Pot

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Small Black and Chalk Grain Pot, handmade by Be Still, features charcoal and chalky white painterly markings on the exterior. This rustic stoneware vase is glazed inside to hold water. Measures 11.5 x 7.5 cm.

Photo credit: Sarah Maingot


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Be Still Ceramics

Follow Sarah Maingot to her cottage-garden studio in the Cotswolds and it’s easy to see why she feels a sense of serenity there. Tall fronds of cow parsley frame the big windows of the rustic cabin, which was lovingly constructed from reclaimed materials, many literally unearthed from the surrounding ground. The sense of meditative stillness Sarah feels when working with clay gave her the idea for her company name.

Planning isn’t part of the Be Still process. These are objects that flow spontaneously from the fingertips of the maker, with the raw materials guiding the way to the final shape. Inevitably, this will be organic and idiosyncratic, so each final work is unique. Expect fat-bellied vases, squat jars and asymmetric forms that hark back to the handiwork of ancient potters. Decoration comes from simple pinched details and the naturally coarse grain of the finish.

Texture is a fundamental feature of Be Still pieces. The character of the clay is left undisguised, with chalky slip layers emphasising the intentional roughness of the surfaces. Partial or internal glazes give natural colours, from mottled cliff-face greys to nutty browns, the chance to be appreciated.

Stoneware

11.5 x 7.5 cm

Made in the UK

Hand wash only

Ready to ship in 2-3 days

Free delivery for orders over £50. Delivery costs £4.99 for orders under £50. Please note delivery times vary per product. Delivery time estimates are shown with the product details. UK delivery only.