Size: 7.4 cms high x 8.6cms diameter
Unique textured and sculptural ceramic orb with gold lustre, inspired by the Yorkshire Dales. Fired to 1200'C in electric kiln, then 700'C for final lustre firing. Unglazed ceramic, so this piece will not hold liquids.
My wheel-thrown ceramics are inspired by my love of nature, the countryside and the beauty of its many textures; cracked limestone pavements, tree bark and dry exposed peat are reflected in the surface patterns of my work. The uplands have always held a fascination, as wild and desolate places in the winter, which come alive again in spring and summer as the curlews and lapwings return to nest. I use a finely grogged clay which gives a wonderful feel to the finished piece, and compliments the deeply cracked textures created on the outside with sodium silicate solution. This technique always affects the pot's texture in a different way, so each piece is ultimately unique. I have selected this pot to have gold lustre added to highlight some of the specific textural detail, reminiscent of geological seams in the ground.
Veined Limestone Orb (with lustre) - Emmeline Butler
For me it’s all about texture – you have to feel it to fully appreciate it.
I love the feel of clay when throwing, and enjoy the rhythm of the wheel. Throwing also demands a focus that concentrates the mind and blocks out other distractions, which I find is calming in an ever more hectic world.
My love of nature, the countryside and the beauty of its many textures has a great influence on my work. Cracked limestone pavements, tree bark, dry exposed peat, are reflected in the surface patterns of my work. I use a finely grogged clay which, although can be a bit rough to work with, gives a wonderful feel to the finished piece, and compliments the textures created on the outside.
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