Hand thrown Chocolate Earthenware jug, hand painted with coloured slips and underglazes - a unique one-off object by Katrin Moye.
Size: 24.5 x 22 x 20 cm
A new collection of ceramics from Katrin Moye takes inspiration from the collection of 18th century Delftware and Faience pottery seen by the artist on a visit to the Bowes Museum in County Durham last spring.
“Since exploring these museum pieces, I seem to have immersed myself in the 1700’s. I’ve been working on a project about the novel ‘The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy’ by Laurence Sterne and on a project exploring the designs created by French Huguenots silk weavers in Spitalfields. All referenced in this new collection”
Using Korean wolf-hair brushes Katrin has been developing her Garland design, practising making the leaf patterns with a single brushstroke. “I love the way the cobalt blue underglaze in particular carries the sweeping mark of the brush with it; a fluid, expressive stroke permanently fixed under the glaze.”
Hand thrown with a dark, chocolate black earthenware clay, Katrin then pours a thin white slip over as a ground for the decoration. “The way the slip pools and drips on the dark clay hides and reveals the throwing lines and marks I leave with my hands, and is my attempt to echo the hands of the makers of decorative art in the pre-industrial era.”
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