Gas fired white stoneware, tenmoku + iron wash dot
H 9.7cm, dia. 8cm
A hand thrown and turned beaker. Made from white stoneware clay and coated in tenmoku glaze with an iron wash dot, then gas reduction fired up to ~1280°C for around 12 hours. The tenmoku breaks on the rim to give lovely orange hues, complementing those of the iron wash detail.
About David Stonehouse
'My work is informed by the inherent beauty of materials, a sense of place, and innovative art and design, both contemporary and historical. My practice is defined by an evolving personal contemporary aesthetic rooted in artisanal craftsmanship.'
'There are two strands to my ceramics: one-off decorative and sculptural vessels, which I use as conceptual vehicles for exploring the ideas that underpin my practice; and domestic ware which seeks to enhance the pleasure in everyday rituals.'
'My pieces are the product of an ongoing exploration of the relationship between form and surface, and function and detailing. Through my wheel-thrown vessels I’m looking to create objects that draw the user in to look closer and savour a given moment. My process is to do more with less, to
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