my 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. 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 lustre, mother-of-pearl and transfer pictures have 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 glass crystal knob has been attached to the lid. The inside has been crammed full of objects which are personal to the artist.
This is a living urn, the shape similar those which in the past have traditionally held ashes after cremation. This is an urn for the living which can contain treasured items which say something of a life lived. Around the sides of the piece are names of significant people and the lid has transfers of photographs of the artist throughout her life. It is a memory container for the artist and as such is not for sale but a similar one can be commissioned . Much as family bibles were passed down throughout the generations this can be tailor-made , a beautiful filing cabinet 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.
Commissions undertaken Price £500.