"I find myself drawn to the ancient functional pottery of the Minoans, for whom joy was a key emotion. Their pieces remind us of our deep impulse to make the useful beautiful. This summer in Crete I saw some amphorae which had been discovered upside down beneath the foundations of a building. The erosion of time and the wear of natural elements now are part of the pot’s salty surface....peelings and legions adhere in flakes and clouds."
Dimensions: W 21 cm x H 29 cm
As all products are handmade sizes and colour may vary slightly.
London-based ceramic artist Abigail Schama came to pottery from painting. Abigail Schama’s hand-thrown, stoneware bowls tell stories through surface. Any bowl is basic and universal in its meaning. The process of building up and then turning the form creates their skin and character. Abigail relies on the processes of slipping and chattering; words which describe human contact. These pieces are about imprinting the imperfect, unexpected and unrepeatable marks of a human hand on the most primal and unchanging material.
'A glint of gold lustre can break up the clay’s earthy character while honouring the quirks in its skin and contours.'