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Annette Lindenberg 'Dusted Diorite' sake set 23
Annette Lindenberg 'Dusted Diorite' sake set 23
Annette Lindenberg 'Dusted Diorite' sake set 23

Annette Lindenberg 'Dusted Diorite' sake set 23

Maker: Annette Lindenberg

Regular price £720.00

Handmade in UK.

Dimensions: W cm x H cm

Materials: Clay and glaze

Method: Hand Sculpted, Kurinuki (the Japanese technique of hollowing solid clay)

Care: Non functional



The beautiful sake set, inclusive of a bottle and two cups, is finely handcrafted by artist Anette Lindenberg using kurinuki, the traditional Japanese technique of carving from a single block of clay. Inspired by Egyptian diorite jars, this sake set has a rock-like texture, contrasted with the smooth white porcelain slips in casual swirls across the body, and is glazed in pale grey glaze. The rough, dark body with the unconventional shape of the asymmetric sake bottle emulates a natural rock form — a reminder of the resilient and powerful forces of nature. This monumentality is augmented by its association with material from ancient Egypt and its dusty effect from the grey glaze, most clearly showcased by the sheen of pale glaze in the interior of the cup, suggesting a timelessness and a sense of enigmatic mystery. The hints of a faint blue tint can be seen in the pale grey glaze as it gathers in crevices on the body. Lightly applied, the gloss of the glaze highlights the coarseness of the clay body while making it softer to the touch.

The piece elegantly treads a balance between delicate softness and jagged roughness, reflecting the artist’s interest in natural geomorphic forms and influence from the Japanese aesthetic theory of wabi-sabi – an appreciation for beauty in imperfection. This combination results in a mesmerising rawness and warmth that is simultaneously intimate and subliminal. The unglazed bottom exhibits the original rough clay body, finished with the neat maker’s mark.

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.