Hand thrown stoneware vessel with torn rim. White crackle glaze interior and raw clay burnished exterior. The pieces are fired in a raku kiln until the glaze has melted, then immersed in organic combustible material which blackens the raw clay and causes the glaze to crackle.
Unique markings and surface patterning capture the making process. A beautiful, striking vessel.
About the Artist:
Hampstead-based ceramicist Jennifer Morris discovered her love of clay during a pre foundation course in 2008. It tapped into a freedom of creativity which she found liberating. She hand builds and throws objects that can easily be inserted into daily life and provide both joy and a function. Jennifer loves the surprises that are intrinsic to the ceramic practice especially Raku and Reduction firing. "You can never make the same exact piece twice and therein lies the magic.”