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Ceramic Salt Pig

by Libby Ballard Ceramics



A beautiful tactile salt pig perfect for some home cooking and looking stylish in your kitchen.

Each piece is hand-thrown on the potters wheel and trimmed with a rounded base. When the pots are still damp they are pushed at an angle onto the surface so that each salt pig will sit either with a tilt or upright making it perfect to hold the salt but also scoop it out easily.

Each salt pig can be gift boxed. The gift boxes are made from recycled card and are wrapped in a layer of blue tissue and then finished with a ribbon, string and topped with a handmade porcelain ‘with love’ tag and a sprig of foliage.

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The inside and rim are glazed in a choice of 3 glazes, shiny white, shiny grey or a satin matt blue. The outside is left unglazed so that you have a lovely contrast of textures.

The spoons are made by local Bristol maker; Will Priestly Woodcraft. Will is a green woodworker which means using fresh wood rather than seasoned. Each spoon is carved by hand with an axe and knives using traditional techniques. All the wood Will uses in his work is from local conservation projects - foraging his own wood and knowing that the trees have been felled ethically and sustainably. For this batch of salt pig spoons he has used sycamore off cuts of his larger pieces from Arnos Vale Cemetery in Bristol.

Each piece is hand-thrown on my potter’s wheel in my home studio in Wiltshire. It starts from a ball of clay that is thrown on to the wheel and then the shape is formed by hand. The following day your piece is trimmed and left to slowly dry over the following week. When dry, your piece is fired to bisque ware at 1000 degrees and left to cool, all my glazes are mixed up from dry ingredients to my own unique glazes. When the bisque ware is removed from the kiln I then apply the glaze from pouring and dipping the piece. The base is then wiped clean of any glaze and put into the kiln for its final firing to 1260 degrees. Once cooled I unload your piece from the kiln and it is carefully wrapped in paper bubble wrap, tissue paper and placed into an eco friendly box protected with corn-starch loose fill. I try and keep all packaging to a minimum but wrap it safely and as kind to the environment as possible. They are then safe to travel to their new homes.


Width 8.5cm x Height 9cm

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