Pair Hornsea Cirrus Concept Vases


Designer: Martin Hunt and David Queensberry

Manufacturer: Hornsea

Materials: Glazed and unglazed stoneware

Country of Origin: UK

Date: 1970s/80s

Dimensions: 4” H x 4” W x 3.5” D

Condition: Excellent

UK pottery company Hornsea introduced the Concept range of tableware released in 1977 and it immediately won a Design Council Award for designers Martin Hunt and David Queensberry. What makes these designs unique are their molded concentric circles and unglazed stoneware body which Hornsea called Vitramic. This particular glaze of spots that seem to be bleached out of the light blue ground is called Cirrus, presumably for the pattern’s resemblance to cloud formations.