Oval drainer on feet (aka our broccoli colander)
Here are Marigold and Lettice our search for the perfect colander/drainer is akin to the illusive search for that perfect little black dress (we’re not quite sure where we’re going with this analogy but go with us!). It goes without saying that it drains the veg/fruit brilliantly, it has to be chunky (obviously) but we also want to save on the washing up and be able to use the colander/drainer as a fabulous serving dish and bring it straight from the sink to the table (then off it goes to the dishwasher!)
It’s oval in shape, with curvy waves and it’s not too big and not too small. Making the drainer on (three) feet was the perfect solution and makes the most fabulous dish for washing berries, draining a can of kidney beans, straining peas/sweetcorn although with this style we think it is ideal for draining broccoli and our one is always referred to as our broccoli colander! Anyway, you call it what you want and use it for what you want.
The feet/legs themselves are full of character (check out the pictures) to see just how fabulous they are!
I M P O R T A N T
I N F O R M A T I O N
Marigold and Lettice pottery is (hand)made to be loved and used, and happily goes in the oven, dishwasher and microwave. Our chunky china has a very different look and feel to mass-produced pottery; each piece is handmade so expect to see thumb prints and perfectly imperfect glazing - it’s what makes our pottery unique and full of character
Getting your perfect piece to you is our priority but as each piece is made to order (we don't hold any pieces in stock), the process takes a MINIMUM OF THREE TO FOUR WEEKS although this is just a guide and if it goes over please bear with us.
Please note that because each piece is unique the design will be different from the one in the picture – similar but unique.
PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS IS AN APPROXIMATE SIZE AS EACH PIECE IS HANDMADE TO ORDER
LENGTH WIDTH HEIGHT (INC FEET) 24cm 19cm 10cm
Marigold and Lettice pottery
Marigold and Lettice pottery is made to be used, loved and enjoyed; it’s made using sturdy earthenware clay and a thick white glaze. This means it’s hard-wearing and every piece can safely go in the oven, dishwasher, microwave and even the freezer.
Each piece that is made by Marigold and Lettice is totally handmade and a one-off. So, if you see thumb prints in the clay or the glaze that may be thicker in some parts than others, it's because each piece is unique and is what gives our chunky china its specialness, and a different look and feel to mass-produced pottery.
When you first get your chunky china piece you may hear a ‘ping’ - especially the first time the pottery meets with water. If you do, please don’t worry, it's really quite normal and will stop as soon as the glaze/clay settles down together. You may also notice that the bottom of every piece is left unglazed, and this may leave a slight residue on your shelves, but can be easily wiped away with a damp cloth.
Like with all china, over time you may also notice signs of use in the glaze, but these are just signs of the china being well-loved. If this is the case, please be assured, the piece will still be perfectly fine to use.