look after the fruits of the earth
is a coiled piece made from white St Thomas clay, which stands approximately 52cm high (including the stand) x 23cm wide. The piece 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. Coloured enamels, gold and platinum lustres and mother-of-pearl lustre has then been applied to some areas of the outside to give more definition, then fired again to 800c. A final layer of paint has been added and heated to a temperature of 150c to add a metallic raised effect. When the glazing process has been completed, a range of hand made objects made from clay, resin and also found objects, have been wired or glued to the inside and outside of the piece. It sits on a stand made from natural, found objects . A painting of a pomegranate on a pebble made by the artist is set amongst the dried seeds and nuts. This piece aims to show the worlds' beauty, in a picture book illustrative way. This piece is meant to work as a pair with “The Three Rs”. hoping to encourage change. It is named, dated and signed by the artist October 2009.