A few weeks ago I popped in to visit Rachel Kurdynowska AKA Easton Pottery in her studio and to be very cheeky and borrow some of her platters for photoshoots. Rachel is CRAZY talented and makes handmade geometric pieces, in a sensitive and lovely muted colour palette, which not only do I love, but photograph a right treat as well. See, for example, the dishes above!
We sat in Rachel’s studio sipping tea and looking at pots and dishes for some time, and then Rachel showed me some of the historical documents that she’s managed to find about her 18th century shop and home. Operating under the name Easton, as the original family owners of her shop did, we looked at old photographs and listings for her building, as well as pictures from her own extensive renovations, one of which included the sign above the door stating “in God we trust; all others pay cash” which made me smile.
I am looking forward to using some of Rachel’s awesome platters, and I’m already in love with the pieces that I have in my temporary care. Check out the rest of Rachel’s work, or even sign up for one of her workshops where you can create your own masterpieces, on her website.