Christina Mclean is the maker behind Trade the Mark. Her bespoke one-off works are inspired by organic textures, elemental imagination and hand-sourced treasures from her travels. Using earthenware, stoneware and porcelain clays, her ceramics are either hand thrown, hand coiled or slab built. The patterns that adorn all of her pieces are intricately etched with colour and sgraffito decoration. Eschewing the modern trend of mass-production, Chris is committed to the slow tradition of hand craftsmanship, which inspires a love in the beauty of individual objects.
In reminding us of our innate connection to nature, Chris’ work is a timeless celebration of life itself.
Trade the Mark’s objects embody the practice of mark making and a spirit of discovery.