This cup is wheel thrown in different combinations of dark and light stoneware. Abigail plays with a palette of dolomite and transparent glazes. Each piece undergoes a further firing to be lightly gilded with (24 carat) gold lustre. All glazes are food safe. The shape of these bowls is inspired by the Chinese monk's begging bowl.
Dimensions: W-9.5 cm x H-7.5 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.'