Goat Gratin Dish
A one-of-a-kind casserole by Andrew and Clare McGarva, who have been making ceramics at their west Burgundy farmhouse, La Tuilerie, since the 1990's.
The McGarvas hand-throw and hand-paint each of their pieces. Working in tandem, Andrew paints the outline and Clare fills in color, using a palette of blue, yellow, and white that reflects their surroundings. Andrew throws on a traditional flower pot–makers’ wheel from England. Once the pots are dried and biscuit-fired, the decoration is painted directly on to the unfired glaze. Their land, farmyard, and local wildlife provide the subject matter. The original inspiration for the decoration came from historical 18th century English delftware.