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Clara. Black ceramic stoneware form.

Clara.  Black ceramic stoneware form.
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Clara is part of the Kindred Collection, a family of handmade black stoneware pieces, each one with its own distinctive shape, decoration and personality. I created Clara's motif in shades of lemon, pale blue, sage green and yellow, applied with a natural sponge. Clara, at 14 cms tall is a distinctive stand alone piece, and looks particularly good as part of a lemon and grey interior design scheme. Kindred pieces also look good in ‘family groups’ of different sizes – one of the images shows Clara with some friends! The simple figurative form and abstract decoration can make a contemplative focal point for yoga/mindfulness meditation. On the base you’ll find my potter's mark of a swallow in flight.


The Kindred collection is a family of pieces in black stoneware clay. I like to reflect the inherent qualities of the clay itself, leaving it unglazed, and I form and decorate using the minimum of tools, so that the finished piece can reflect the material and the maker.

I use just my hands to shape each piece from a flattened sheet of clay, then apply slip (liquid clay) decorative designs with a natural sponge over torn newspaper stencils and resists. The motifs are influenced by textile designs and artwork from the early 20th century, while the forms have echoes of Cycladic and Minoan votive pottery.

While there are recurring shapes, motifs and colours in my work, each piece is entirely unique in its form and decoration. The work is fired to 1185 degrees Celsius in an electric kiln over a period of 12 hours. Pieces bear my maker’s mark of a swallow impressed into the base.

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This item will be posted to you by Judy Adams Ceramics within 7 days of receiving payment.

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