lizards on broken glass
is made from white earthenware clay which stands approximately 22cm high x 14cm in diameter. It is carved with applied ceramic lizards and wriggly bits of undergrowth, made separately in a handmade press mould and attached to the pot with slip. The pot has then been indented with pattern and fired to 1160c. Coloured glaze has been rubbed into the carving and wiped away as well as being painted on to the surface area before being fired to 1080c. A final layer of paint has been added and heated to a temperature of 150c to add metallic colours. Inspired by creatures making their habitat amongst our man-made rubbish, these lizards somehow look curiously at home amongst the broken glass. It can be used as a vase as it is completely waterproof or enjoyed as a piece of ceramic sculpture. It is signed and dated by the artist. January 2000.