This striking dish is designed by local maker, Charlotte Deal, as part of our ‘Dialogues in Design’ range, which saw us collaborate with local designers to produce a collection inspired by our Mystery Warrior exhibition.
Charlotte Deal is a potter and printmaker whose functional ceramics are designed to bring joy into the everyday through shape, texture and comfort. For this project, she started by playing with the shapes from the Mystery Warrior helmet at her desk. These reminded her of how the pieces may have looked in the ground when found by archaeologists. Charlotte embraced this idea to develop an original pattern with a random and scattered look. For the form, she was inspired by Roman pots at The Novium museum rom a similar period. She chose to make simple forms that would not distract from the surface pattern.