A white textured stoneware jug made from hand built clay by Iva Polachova. The gently textured surfaces are created using simple ceramic tools, such as a scraper and rasp blades, which show the maker’s hand and process. The use of white is integral to Iva’s practice as it reveals the clay, whilst simultaneously covering it, and emphasizes the form and texture of her pieces. Iva’s prioritization of the creative process and rhythm of making results in pieces that are imbued with a sense of balance, clarity and stillness.
Dimensions: H-12 cm x W-19 cm, including handle
As all products are handmade, sizes and colour may vary slightly
Iva Polachova is a ceramicist based in London specialising in fluid and tactile tableware and decorative vessels. Pieces are dipped in white matt or shiny glazes.Iva takes inspiration from Constantin Brancusi’s notion of the essential in art and Paul Klee’s belief that the artist distils from nature. She likes working with unglazed porcelain because of the strength that its sensuous and fragile appearance belies, but she also works with a variety of clays, from the refined to the coarse.