Tony Sly captures the soothing tones of nature in his beautifully glazed plates, jugs, and terracotta pottery.
Inspired by the landscape around his Raglan wharf studio, Sly creates tableware that he calls honest and useful. He wants his pieces, which he says he would use himself, to be rejuvenated versions of items that have worked well in kitchens over the centuries.
Sly says he and his team of potters “simply put beautiful glazes on lovely shapes”, and don’t prescribe what individual pieces should be used for. Sly’s style is to let the finished items speak for themselves and for the food on the plate to complete the story.