'a millennium time capsule'
is a coiled piece made from White St Thomas clay, which stands approximately 56cm high x 33cm wide. The piece has then been indented with pattern and fired to 1160c. the imagery on the piece looks at prominent people in the world of the arts and politics. 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, platinum lustre, mother-of-pearl and transfer pictures, 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 raised effect. When the glazing process has been completed a glass crystal knob has been attached to the lid and the inside has been crammed full of often worthless objects from the 20th century. It is a memory container, a little like a beautiful filing cabinet, constantly being added to, which retains a little bit more than pictures or words, to remind us of what has passed. It stands on 3 decorated shells and is named and dated by the artist August 2010.