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Circular Face Plate III



Circular Face Plate III


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Product Details

White stoneware clay, decorated with white glaze and various other glazes and oxides for the details.

Size approx: 21 x 21 x 2.5cm ( 8.3 x 8.3 x 1 inches)

Decorative plate, hand wash only (no dishwasher).



A collection of handbuilt stoneware plates by Charlotte Salt

Some time walking not unseen
By Hedge-row Elms, on Hillocks green,
Right against the Eastern gate,
Where the great Sun begins his state,
Rob'd in flames, and Amber light,
The clouds in thousand Liveries delight.

John Milton, L'Allegro, 1645

With the hand of a mediaeval painter, Charlotte Salt's striking Face Plates conjure all sorts of magic. There is something celestial and symbolic about the work, like deities of the sun and moon, they sing out with such a presence.

(William Blake, detail from Dante running from the Three Beasts 1824–7 © National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne)

Taking a layered and historical approach to her inspiration, Charlotte cites the delicate yet powerful work of William Blake, poetry of John Milton, Picasso’s ceramics and early tapestries as a rich web of imagery that filters through into her work.

(Charlotte on a research trip to The Picasso Museum in Antibes, which holds a fantastic collection of plates all decorated by Picasso)

Charlotte Salt is a ceramic artist based in North Yorkshire where she works from both her home workshop and the AHH studio collective. A childhood spent exploring her parents' pottery studio means she has been playing and working with clay all her life.

Charlotte works intuitively, using traditional coiling, slab-building, modelling and pinching techniques to create unique works. Everything from the brush strokes on the surface to the physical imprints that intentionally remain, serve as a testament to the making process.