8" plate | four colour hand screen print

by asdesign.

This print series follows on from the “made by a stokey” series which responds to Stoke-on-Trent’s portal in the media with the backlash from the Brexit vote. This saw Stoke portrayed as a debt-ridden, anti-Europe city struggling to cope with the demands of modernisation. The demise of the ceramics industry during the financial crash played a leading part in Stoke’s story leading to the medias view.

In 2008 Spode one of the largest and famous ceramics factories in Stoke-on-Trent entered into administration. Pens down, drawings left half finished, designs left in the turned off kilns, Spode factory was abandoned. This print series uses the unfinished and discarded designs which didn’t make it into production. The plate turners club is a collage of the designs found in the skips of Spode factory after it had been closed.

The title of the series comes from the name given to people who turn over their plate in a restaurant to ascertain whether or not it was made in their home city of Stoke-on-Trent. This series hopes to promote the highly skilled workers of Spode and the other factories in Stoke-on-Trent.

This piece is a limited edition of only 6 prints. It is a four colour hand screen print on G.F. Smith Colorplan paper using water based inks and acrylic with medium mix. The size is 297mm x 420mm (A3 size) and is sold unframed. If you would like the piece framed please contact us (see email below).

title – 8" plate

series – plate turners' club

size – A3 (297mm x 420mm)

colours – four

paper – G.F. Smith Colorplan 350gsm

process – hand screen printed

edition – 6

Print will be shipped from London, UK. For shipping or other questions please contact alister@asdesignlondon.com