I am enjoying working with a new shape: Menhir, named because it reminds me of the stones that Obelix carries around in the Asterix books, which helped me learn to read French!
Here are the first two menhirs, which develop different themes that I have been exploring in my past work: weaving patterns and trompe l’oeil.
I am both delighted and sad to have sold this vase. Made in 2014, it has been with me for quite some time so I have grown to enjoy its company. I hope it enjoys its new home, in a restored 1960’s James Bond style mansion; I can’t wait to see the pictures!
It’s not often that a client takes you to their home, points to a place on their sideboard and says “Make me something to go here.”
This is especially welcome, when ‘here’ is in a beautiful room, surrounded by understated but incredibly elegant abstract paintings, lit from both sides with generous windows looking out onto fabulous, mature gardens.
A wonderful challenge.
This slipcase vase, part glazed and part exposed underglaze, is my response.
In stark contrast to the previous commission, this one specified bright, colourful, sunny and three-dimensional…
Many thanks for the challenge Laura!
This, Arnaud’s fourth video, features another of my Cinched Oval Vases: Diagonal (ii). The pattern is more painterly than many of my pots but it still has an underlying structure formed by a strong geometric spiralling pattern.
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