Materials: Layered Grey Clay, Porcelain and ‘Garden Blue’ Glaze
Method: Hand Sculpted, Kurinuki (the Japanese technique of hollowing solid clay)
This small garden blue, Yunomi cup by artist Annette Lindenberg is made from layered grey clay with a porcelain glaze. Inspired by the feeling of watching the sea about to drift over pebbles and rocks, leaving behind pools of water.
Handcrafted by Lindenberg, she skilfully uses her intuition to layer each individual form, alternating between subconscious and conscious design and material decisions. The rock like forms evolved through experimentation with mixing materials and utilising her carving capabilities. This piece is beautifully tactile, with rough surfaces on the exterior and a smooth glaze on the interior. It holds very interesting organic forms across the body, emphasising Lindenberg’s unique making processes.
About the Artist:
Annette Lindenberg is a German/British ceramicist, originally from Austria, whose work focuses on Kurinuki, the Japanese method of hollowing and carving blocks of clay. Prior to her MA, Annette graduated from Cardiff Metropolitan University with a BA in Artist: Designer Maker. She has exhibited at the British Art Fair at Saatchi and the London Art Fair with the gallery Modern Clay.
Over her time at the Royal College of Art she has explored artistic glazing, experimenting with new formulations, unusual application techniques and methods of firing. Her range of tea bowls and cups explore her personal connection to the sea, an interest in geology and clay carving method.