is a coiled piece made from white earthenware clay, which stands approximately 32cm high x 25cm in diameter (measured including the plastic tulips inside the piece). It is carved with applied daisies and cherubs which were made separately in handmade press mould and attached to the piece with slip. The work has then been indented with pattern and fired to 1160c. Coloured glaze has been rubbed into the indentation and wiped away, as well as being painted on to the surface area before being fired to 1080c. Coloured enamels, gold lustre and mother-of-pearl have then been applied to some areas of the outside to give more definition and fired again to 800c. A final layer of paint has been added and heated to a temperature of 150c to add a metallic sheen. When the glazing process has been completed, different width wires have been wrapped around found objects which have been threaded through pierced areas of the rim. Inspired by the freshness of green that spring brings after a grey and gloomy winter, this piece is positive and bright and can be curated in a glass dome with other objects associated with the season. It is named, signed and dated by the artist August 2008.
Exhibited at the Contemporary Ceramics Centre London2017.
Price £150 (without a dome)