is a coiled piece which has been made in three sections :- the base, main body and the lid. It is made from red earthenware clay, and stands approximately 60cm high x 30cm wide. The piece has applied shapes and decorated bands which have been painted with coloured slips. All three sections have been indented with pattern and carved with a variety of designs before being fired to 1160c. Coloured black glaze has been rubbed into the carving and wiped away. Clear glaze has then been painted on to the surface area before being fired to 1080c. Coloured enamels, gold lustre, platinum lustre, mother-of-pearl lustre and enamel transfers have then been applied to some areas of the surface and fired again to 800c. Finally, small relevant found objects have been glued to the piece. The Orb is concerned with privilege and connection, sadly often critical in the pursuit of success. This piece has been exhibited at the RWA as part of an Autumn Open Exhibition.
It is named, signed and dated by the artist January 2019.
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