Monday, 21 May 2012
Two Cups and Bowl...some more of my stoneware studies inspired by Dutch still life paintings. Not necessary functional...but who wants useful! Stained with homemade porcelain slip coloured with underglazes...forms delineated with black brush stroke.
Sunday, 6 May 2012
The last few weeks have seen me in my studio working on some new pieces. I've been looking at the work of Willem de Claesz, a 17th century Dutch still life painter. I love Dutch art anyway, but was particularly taken with Willem's paintings after noticing a funny little pot which popped up in a couple of his studies.
I decided to make a piece in response to this, giving the little pouring vessel a partner for company!
For more images of this group have a look at my etsy listing here: http://www.etsy.com/listing/98840739/ceramic-still-life-bowl-and-jug-ochre
Then I got hooked! And have been making little still life groups of vessels and cups, to sit as groups (nothing as useful as being functional sadly!)....just to be enjoyed for their stillness and calm. I hope you like them, there will be more posts on these to come...x
I'll be off to Amsterdam in August so I'm really looking forward to seeing some of Willem's work in the Rijksmuseum...
Now available in my etsy shop: