Small colander with a handle
Here are Marigold and Lettice we're all about the pratical as well as the pretty and when the search for a small-ish colander with a handle and spout proved fruitless I decided to just make one myself.
There are plenty of holes in the base and bottom, but I don't put them too far up the side as no one wants water streaming out of the sides do they! Standing on a bit of a pedestal to aid draining but still staying very sturdy and stable.
This is the ideal size for draining a can or two of butter/kidney beans, rinising through fruit and of course to strain peas/sweetcorn I mean the list goes on but this is what I wanted it for and I can safely say it does the trick and more!
We've talked pratical but now lets talk pretty. You can choose to have a beautiful chunky plain colander or adorn it with ribbon and bows (as shown in the pictures) around the top and over the handle. Fancy yes, pratical defo.
Plain - £45
Ribbons - £60
I M P O R T A N T I N F O R M A T I O N O N D E L I V E R Y T I M I N G S
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), it takes at least three weeks to handmake, fire and glaze each piece of chunky china. That is just a guide though; while we aim for under, three weeks is the norm - it will be worth the wait so if it's four weeks+ 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
WIDTH HEIGHT 11 cm 13 cm
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.