Crafted by artist Paul Philp, this sublime vessel is handmade using coiling techniques from a blend of different clays. The high temperature firings allow for thin layers of material to be applied to the surface throughout the process, finishing the piece and resulting in natural and organic surface textures. Philp experiments with tin oxide and crude iron, paying careful attention to colour and tone.
This vessel has an intriguing form and a distinct quality that reflects Philp's practice. Refraining from using glazes, his works reveal the beautifully natural textures of the clay. The gritty surface is perfectly combined with warm, golden tones on the exterior and light, speckled hues on the interior.
A statement piece with a wide, irregular shaped opening and rounded base that achieves an exquisite balance.
About the Artist:
Having studied ceramics at Cardiff College of Art, renowned UK ceramicist Paul Philp has been making work for over 40 years, and has developed a huge international following. His work is part of the permanent collections of Musee des Beaux-Arts in Montreal and The Musee- Nationalde Ceramique de Sevres France.
Philp has been working from his Welsh studio for the past twenty-five years.