Hand-thrown flint-black porcelain vessel, unglazed on the outside, with beech twigs and porcelain pieces inspired by Woodspurge leaves, berries and acorn cups added to the rim with wire and a sprig of lichen.
The vessel is approximately h17 cm x w11.5 cm (h20 cm including the twig additions).
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The piece is made from porcelain and thrown on the potter’s wheel, then small hand-rolled porcelain loops are added to the rim and flint-black oxide-stained slip is painted on the surface. The vessel is high-fired to 1270c and left unglazed on the outside, giving the vessel the soft eggshell-like finish of the dark porcelain slip with the sheen of glazing on the inside of the vessel. After being fired, natural materials are gathered to complement the piece – for this vessel beech twigs have been added to the top along with small black porcelain ‘leaves’ coloured with oxides and attached with wire, along with a small white porcelain ‘berry’, brown porcelain ‘acorn cups’, a black porcelain ‘berry’ and lichen.
The work is inspired by the colours and tones of the Sussex landscape where the flint and chalk fields of the South Downs provide a distinctive backdrop. The addition of willow, twigs and other natural materials in my collection further connect my work to the local landscape and, for me, represents embracing a connection to place and an enduring sense of home and belonging.
|Dimensions||11.5 × 20 cm|
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