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Sian. Black ceramic flower or foliage vase, swirl ribbons design.

Sian. Black ceramic flower or foliage vase, swirl ribbons design.
£28.00 1 Available
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Description

This soft oval shaped vase is perfect for garden flowers, fresh or dried, or for a display of ferns or evergreens. I’ve chosen some astrantia and scabious flowers from my garden to show how the vase works well with informal arrangements to give a fresh modern look to your room. I work by hand with black stoneware clay, then decorate the surface with freeform streams of ribbon-like lines in grey, lemon and orange yellow which swoop around the piece. Inside I used an iron lustre glaze with tones of rust and blue, while the outside is left unglazed black clay. Each of my vases is different in looks and character, so each has a name, and this one is Sian – 15 cms high and 7cms at the widest part of the oval base, which bears my potters’ mark of a swallow. One of the images shows Sian with a smaller but similar vase.

Inspiration

Simple Earth ceramics are the result of a long period of experimentation with black stoneware clay. My aim is to create pieces that reflect the inherent qualities of the clay itself, and to 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 decorate the surfaces with coloured slip (liquid clay) which I apply with a natural sponge. The motifs are my own creation and are influenced by textile designs and artwork from the early 20th century.

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.

Shipping & delivery

This item will be posted to you by Judy Adams Ceramics within 3 days of receiving payment.

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United Kingdom £3.70 £1.50

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