I brought some clay home with me from the ceramic studio on the first day I began to develop Covid. It was just a few days before the first lockdown, over a year ago now. As it turned out this was fortuitous as I couldn’t get back to the studio for many months. As I began to recover, I used the time that opened up away from the potter’s wheel to explore hand building some small scale, sculptural vessels at my kitchen table.
Like most Londoners I daydreamed about escaping the city, in my case to the sea. Lockdown meant suddenly having time and far fewer options for outside activities, so I got stuck in to researching my seafaring ancestors. Many of them were drowned in a particularly terrible storm on the East Coast of Scotland in 1881 and a series of oceanic ceramic objects emerged…
Sea Edge stoneware bowl (not food safe), oxides & volcanic glazes
Size: 10cm h x 15cm diameter (at the widest point)