The Cape Spittoon is a 21st C interpretation of an old Cape Icon. I’ve always loved its curves and form, which I have admired in Great Cape Museums and at the Auction House where I used to work. I decided to combine this admiration for a glorified saliva receptacle with my love for white ceramics and the results can be seen in the images below. I hope that the Spittoon will experience a revival and be included into contemporary homes as it is such a beautiful, simple thing with its roots stretching deeply into our unique Cape Interior History.
Slip-cast and glazed earthenware, 42cm high, editioned out of 100
Available from Ebony, Franschhoek & Cape Town – in Classic white and Sunshine Yellow. Other colours available on request. Editioned out of 100.