Hand-thrown flint-black unglazed porcelain vessel with beech twigs and porcelain pieces inspired by Wych Elm buds and acorn cups added to the rim with wire and a sprig of lichen.
The vessel is approximately h17 cm x w12 cm (h25 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 giving the vessel the soft eggshell-like finish of the dark porcelain slip with a contrasting unglazed white porcelain surface 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 ‘Wych Elm buds’ coloured with oxides and attached with wire, along with a brown coloured porcelain ‘petal’, a real acorn cup, lichen and a brown porcelain ‘bud’.
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||12 × 25 cm|
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