This Turquoise Vessel with Gumnuts is hand thrown in midfired dark speckled clay. The sage green glaze is transformed into shades of turquoise over the dark rich clay body. Paper string and jute have been woven through the pierced holes in the top of the vessel to create a sculptural sleeve. Waxed linen thread is looped through the string and jute to attach the gumnuts. Decorative turquoise beads have been added at the top of the vessel below the woven fibres.
This vessel is handmade and unique.
Authentic, handmade ceramic vessels can show some variation in colour, shape and texture from piece to piece. Artistic authenticity is our goal rather than identical mechanical reproductions.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Frances Smith is an accomplished Australian ceramic artist and teacher. She is academically trained with degrees and diplomas in graphic design and ceramic arts. She now lives and works in the beautiful NSW seaside village of Kiama.