Method: Hand Sculpted, Kurinuki (the Japanese technique of hollowing solid clay)
This precious Yunomi cup by artist Annette Lindenberg is made from black stoneware with a "Yakisugi" glaze. This is inspired by the charring of wood combined with the carved texture of volcanic pebble in a black clay. Lindenberg chose to make the work lightweight as a way to reflect on the weight of volcanic stone and charred wood.
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 exquisitely tactile, with rough surfaces, with a glazed interior and exterior. It holds very interesting organic curves 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.