Thomas Toft meets Zoo Zoo

Made in 2001. Sold to a private collection

A faithful copy of a  17th century Thomas Toft charger with a twist. A lion and a unicorn, supporters of the royal coat of arms of England and Scotland, are rampant to each side of a spreading oak tree.

My addition of the words ZOO ZOO is the prophecy, the year was 2001 and the film 2001: A Space Odyssey was influential in this plate.

Slump mould Staffordshire Earthenware, slip trailing. My own glaze recipe fired to 1100 Celsius oxidation firing