Ceramic Medium Leaf Cone Bowl with 24ct Gold Leaf
Collect from gallery £265
Including UK delivery £285
This bowl is approximately 25cm in diameter and 6cm deep.
This piece has been constructed from cones of clay which have been joined to create a beautiful and unusual ceramic bowl.
Lisa wanted this piece to look as if the leaves could almost have been fossilized into the surface of the cones, to look as if it could have remained undiscovered on a forest floor for hundreds of years. Some of the leaves have been highlighted with 24ct gold leaf which catch the light.
Due to my making techniques no two pieces are identical, each being beautifully unique.
All Lisa’s pieces are handmade and totally unique. The piece you receive may not be the exact one shown in the image. However, it will be just as beautiful with only subtle differences.
‘I’ve always had a love of nature and been fascinated by the complex and beautiful natural structures and textures found in plants, bark, seed pods, corals and shells. It is this natural theme that inspires my ceramics.
I’m in awe of the illustrations by renowned German biologist, philosopher, physician, professor and artist Ernst Haeckel. I find endless inspiration in his incredible detailed drawings of sea life, their forms and textures.
I’m equally inspired by my surroundings. My garden, which my studio overlooks, has a direct influence on my ceramics. The structures in leaves, textures in a piece of bark, seed pods.
My vessels are constructed from layers of finely rolled tubes or cones of clay. These are organised in a structured formation building the thickness of the vessel wall. Some vessels are multi-layered and hold a solid, weighted volume. Others are simple one-layer vessels resembling seed pods and cones. This method of construction creates an intricate texture and articulation of surface. Surfaces are almost bone like with fossilised leaf patterns or inlayed textures. Simple washes of oxides highlight texture and the occasional use of gold leaf adds a sense of luminosity and luxury.’