H. 15 x w. 11 cm
About the Flagon Vase series
"Looking to explore and express the soft and malleable nature of clay, I have started to work on a decorative line of vessels that reference storage jars from antiquity whilst also celebrating a more sculptural form."
"The flagons combine mixed stonewares and are left unglazed on the exterior to reveal the texture and tones of the clay. They are thrown on the wheel and then squeezed to create a handle of sorts – an action that tests the limits of the finely thrown walls and alters the symmetry of the form, each time in a different way."
"The finished vases have an appearance of softness to them, and catch the light to create gentle, undulating forms. A glaze on the interior creates a subtle contrast and makes the vases vitreous."
About Jo Marland
"I am a ceramicist creating wheel-thrown tableware and decorative pots informed by a myriad of influences but always rooted in ideas of the home and hand-crafted objects throughout history."
"Drawing inspiration particularly from antiquity, I produce a range of thoughtfully designed and finely thrown objects for the home, celebrating simplicity, form and functionality."
"Bringing together traditional forms with a refined, pared back aesthetic, I love to create an object that is both elegant and deeply functional. I hope they are a pleasure to look at, to hold and to use."
Jo Marland is a British studio potter, currently living and working in Buckinghamshire, England.
With a background in figurative sculpture and a BA in History of Art from the University of Leeds, Jo began working in ceramics in Aberystwyth, Wales in 2014. She developed and honed her skills in London teaching at studios in Peckham and Hoxton, and producing bespoke ranges of wheel-thrown tableware for various shops and restaurants.
She currently runs a small studio in the Chiltern Hills.
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