New Homeward Wares: limited edition Lydia Hardwick stoneware plates

Homeward Studio adds to collection of Lydia Hardwick stoneware plates

 

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There was a moment there, back in 2020/2021, when I thought I’d never have another chance to ask Lydia Hardwick to make any more of her wonderful work for Homeward. In these last two years she has gone on to stock some of the classiest shops and galleries both here and abroad and has got a strong following online and in the press. She really is a hard worker and extremely talented too. She has also recently become a new mum so her time is precious indeed.

I first came across Lydia’s work on Instagram back in early 2019, just as she’d started making a move away from teaching. She was just planning to produce and sell her own work, which is, let’s face it, the ultimate dream and no mean feat as a creative/artist/maker.  

 

Why we love Lydia Hardwick stoneware plates

But here we are in early Autumn 2022 and I’ve just received the first batch of a couple of limited edition plates in fresh new designs that I’m thrilled Lydia has had time to do for us amongst her jammed packed order book. 

Her work is very particular and striking to look at. She uses a number of extremely skilled processes to produce her surface decoration, from lovely brush work with painted slips to inlay and sgraffito techniques. These patterns are spontaneous, exuberant, rhythmic, graphic, joyful and energetic, Her stoneware plates could be used, but perhaps best saved for a special occasion. They are, I think, wonderful affordable works of art and look great hung on a wall or displayed on a table with other small treasures.

 

New collection of Lydia Hardwick plates

The first limited edition batch of six plates are handmade with glazed stoneware and hand painted with a black slip. They come in a beautiful variety of patterns. We have 3 different designs available now and 3 more coming later in the year too.

 

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Lydia Hardwick stoneware plate – Dria

22cm diameter. Glazed stoneware and hand painted with a black slip and a resist pattern. £55 each. 2 in stock.

 

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Lydia Hardwick stoneware plate – Mekko

22cm diameter. Glazed stoneware and hand painted with a black slip and a resist pattern. £60 each. 2 in stock.

 

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Lydia Hardwick stoneware plate – Zigzag

22cm diameter. Glazed stoneware and hand painted a black and white slip pattern. £55 each. 2 in stock.

 

You can browse our collection of Lydia Hardwick work in our online shop or at Odeon Antiques in Leek, where Homeward has a room on Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays.

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