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.
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!
The fifth video that Arnaud made is of one of the vases in my Tall Oval Vases collection. The woven pattern is generated by straight lines running from one side of the small oval at the base to the other side of the larger oval at the lip.
To find out more, and see other pots that I have made, do visit the webpage. Prices and commissions on request.