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Annette Lindenberg 'Star gazing' ornamental sake bottle 32
Annette Lindenberg 'Star gazing' ornamental sake bottle 32
Annette Lindenberg 'Star gazing' ornamental sake bottle 32
Annette Lindenberg 'Star gazing' ornamental sake bottle 32
Annette Lindenberg 'Star gazing' ornamental sake bottle 32
Annette Lindenberg 'Star gazing' ornamental sake bottle 32
Annette Lindenberg 'Star gazing' ornamental sake bottle 32

Annette Lindenberg 'Star gazing' ornamental sake bottle 32

Maker: Annette Lindenberg

Regular price £750.00

Handmade in UK.

Dimensions: W 10.5cm x H 7.5cm

Materials: Stoneware, glaze and over glaze

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

Care: Non Functional

 

Description: 

The beautiful ornamental sake bottle is finely handcrafted by artist Anette Lindenberg using kurinuki, the traditional Japanese technique of carving from a single block of clay. The bottle is made of dark stoneware and glazed with Lindenberg’s yakisugi glaze and silver droplets overglaze. The sprinkles of silver droplets are reminiscent of condensation and water trails from raindrops on windows, capturing a quiet fleeting transience and temporal in-betweenness. This temporal element is further complicated by the artist’s yakisugi black glaze applied in pours, enhancing the sense of movement. At the same time, the yakisugi glaze, inspired by charred wood, forms its own patination to suggest timelessness particularly when combined with the unconventional shape of the asymmetric sake bottle and the rock texture of the stoneware emulating a natural rock form — a reminder of the resilient and powerful forces of nature.

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.