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Handmade Blue 'Waterfall' Small Stem Vase

by Rowena Gilbert Contemporary Ceramics



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Handmade One-Off Designs from Rowena Gilbert Contemporary Ceramics "Water Wonders" Series.

Charcoal Turquoise Blue Small Ceramic Stem Vase with Free Style Decoration Inspired by Waterfalls.

All pieces are individually hand made by Rowena in her Brighton studio and have her signature mark on the base. Rowena was selected to become a member of The Sussex Guild of Professional Designer Makers in 2016, was a finalist for the Craft & Design Selected Awards: Ceramics in 2013 and in 2011. She graduated in 2002 with a BA (Hons) Three Dimensional Crafts (specialising in Ceramics). In the same year she won "The Best Up & Coming Local Artist Award, Brighton & Hove" having set up in a ceramic art studio as a full time artist, designer and maker . Rowena continues to develop and produce striking contemporary ceramics for numerous galleries and exhibitions nationally and internationally.

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The vase shape is originally turned in wood and a plaster mould is made from this wooden model. Cobalt blue and turquoise clay slips are poured in and out of the plaster mould three times to produce the clay body of the vase. When the clay body has dried to a leather hard state it is removed from the mould.

Coloured clay decorating slips are then made by mixing different percentages of various metal oxides and body stains into a fine clay slip. The coloured clay decorating slips are brushed then dripped on in layers on the leather hard clay body while the vase is turned on a hand wheel.

The vase is cleaned up and then left to dry out completely and is bisque fired in the kiln. After this firing has cooled, Rowena glazes the inside with a transparent gloss glaze. The vase is then fired again to 1180°C with an hour long soak at the top temperature.


Approximately 12cm Tall

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