StolenForm's colourful home accessories inspired by bricks, pipes and manhole covers

Inspiration can strike anywhere, but you wouldn't expect bricks, manhole covers, pipes and other industrial infrastructure to form the basis of a new ceramic homeware and gift collection.

For London-based designer Christian Marsden, founder of StolenForm, he has long been inspired by the urban environment. Years spent journeying through London's streets led him to take stock of the "ubiquitous and foundational features of the capital that are so often overlooked", and repurpose them into quirky tin can mugs, pipe cups, and brick vases and bowls.

Image courtesy of StolenForm | Photography by Yeshen Venema

Image courtesy of StolenForm | Photography by Yeshen Venema

Image courtesy of StolenForm | Photography by Yeshen Venema

Image courtesy of StolenForm | Photography by Yeshen Venema

With each piece moulding the time-honoured tradition of British craftsmanship with contemporary design practice, his range of products are individually handmade in slip-cast earthenware ceramic and finished in a variety of colour glazes. And they're 100% handmade.

Image courtesy of StolenForm | Photography by Yeshen Venema

Image courtesy of StolenForm | Photography by Yeshen Venema

Image courtesy of StolenForm | Photography by Yeshen Venema

Image courtesy of StolenForm | Photography by Yeshen Venema

You can see StolenForm at Pulse from 14-16 May 2017 at Olympia London. Or find out more about Christian and his products at www.stolenform.com

Katy Cowan

Manchester, England,