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Inspired by a tiny oysterling mushroom that I found last autumn, this beautiful porcelain pendant was made by hand using simple tools.
First I shaped the soft porcelain clay by hand, coaxing it in to the slightly cupped shape with natural-looking unevenly curved edges. The gills were then drawn in to the clay to create the texture on the front, and a tiny ‘dot’ of porcelain added as a focal point.
Once the piece had dried, I painted deep red and yellow ceramic stains in to the gills, and glazed the front of the pendant with a transparent glaze. Then it was fired to 1245 degrees centigrade in my kiln.
The bail is metal, and it is strung on a brown cotton cord. The length of the cord can be adjusted using the two sliding knots, up to about 60cm (24”).
The pendant is approximately 34mm wide and 37mm long including the bail. The porcelain is about 2 mm thick, and the back is smooth, unglazed and uncoloured.
You will be sent the necklace shown here, carefully packaged in a little gift box…. a beautiful gift for a nature lover.
Please note I’ve done my best to capture the colours accurately, but they may look different on different screens.
UK postage - Royal Mail first class signed for (recorded delivery requiring a signature)
The idea for this necklace began with a walk in a nearby woodland, and the discovery of a tiny oysterling mushroom. Looking at it closely I fell in love with its intricate beauty, and found myself thinking that it's off-centre, softly cupped shape would made a lovely pendant.
I am fascinated by the textures, structures and forms in the natural world, though I never copy exactly what I've seen. Instead, I focus on the small details that I find beautiful and intriguing, and which I hope others will enjoy too...
Shipping & delivery
This item will be posted to you by Kathryn Parsons Ceramics within 5 days of receiving payment.
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