Belleek Studio Collection Jasmine Basket
Studio is a new collection created in-house by our design and production teams at Belleek Pottery. Overlooking Lower Lough Erne, stands our impressive factory and creative design studio in County Fermanagh. Established in 1857, over 60 craftspeople manufacture our famous Parian China using the same skills passed down through the generations. Each hand crafted piece originates as a concept in the studio, where our product designers take inspiration from our museum archive, travel, galleries and surrounding nature. Images, colour and techniques are collated and developed into next season’s Artisan Homeware collections.
It is thought that lustre glazes were applied to pottery in Mesopotamia as early as the 9th century and the technique later became popular in Persia and Syria in the 12th century. Unlike these early Eastern lustres that were bold and brightly coloured, Belleek Pottery founding partner, Robert Armstrong strived to produce lustreware with much softer colours inspired by the iridescent qualitis of sea shells.
Here at Belleek Pottery we have been using lustre decoration since the 1870's to adorn pieces with iridescent washes of colour and mother of pearl. The Jasmine Basket has been developed to celebrate this long established use of lustre, where it has been applied to create a modern twist on a traditional technique.
- Measures - 32cmL x 20cmW x 5cmH
- Handcrafted by the Master Craftspeople of Belleek, Ireland