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Moth Pot

Collection: Gray's School of Art Collection; Gray's School of Art Ceramics Collection
Object Type: Three Dimensional Design
Artist/Maker: Walster, Nicola
Place Made: Gray's
Date: 2011
Media/Materials: low-fired stoneware
Dimensions: overall: 9.5 cm x 14 cm
Awards: RGU Three Dimensional Design Purchase Award


Urcin shaped pot made of burnished and carved low-fired stoneware, mostly grey with a band of relief carving with naturalistic forms around the inverted lip.

Artist's statement:
"At a time when we have retreated from nature and given up seeing the wonder and beauty that exists there, it is my desire to encourage a new relationship with wild places by creating objects that re-enchant our notion of the natural world. Native untamed creatures and places, natural forms, and the notion of an ‘other’ world as expressed in traditional religions, myths and stories, all inform my work, influencing both form and decoration. By using a combination of metal, ceramic and ancient techniques, this body of work utilises the inherent qualities of both materials to express the tension between the opposites of hidden and revealed, inside and outside, and of magical and mundane, reminding us of our primal connection to the magic of the land, the creatures around us, and the sacred and fantastical".
Object Number: ABDRG2011.27

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