Soapwort Bud Vase | By Zuleika Melluish

Soapwort Bud Vase | By Zuleika Melluish

Details

Earthenware, decorated by hand with oxides, and underglaze

Stamped with artist mark on reverse

Approx. H. 20 x dia. 5 cm

 

 

About the Maker

This collection features white clay pressed with flowers and foliage from the garden and hedgerows in Wales. Once dry, I paint the impressions with cobalt oxide or mazarine blue; bisque fire and glaze with a glossy, food safe glaze and fire again. These ‘impresssions’, with their often startling detail, inform many of the designs in my other collections.

 

Zuleika Melluish has always immersed herself in the decorative arts with particular fascination in the Arts and Crafts movement, and Persian painting, craft and pottery. After many explorations working with different forms and medium, it was her first pottery class a few years ago that left her smitten: 'Little could beat the age-old alchemy that takes what is essentially earth and transforms it into a useful and beautiful object.' Zuleika found that in working with clay she could blend and experiment with the themes that she liked best within the visual arts, allowing her to use her interests in surface decoration and artistry to create functional pieces.