Hand-thrown and decorated cup.
Material: Terracotta, white slip, sgraffito decoration with honey glaze.
Size: 9.5 x 10 x 13cm
A Cupful of Craft
This winter we have launched, once again, our annual collection celebrating the humble cup.
We have invited four artists to create a series of unique cups for this collection including Fliff Carr, Michaela Gall, Lisa Sandner and Christina Serra Delmar.
British artist and ceramicist Christina Serra Delmar has created a series of large tumbler cups in a range of patterns and motifs in her signature slipware technique.
Based in her studio in Herefordshire, the patterns, themes and motifs have been found within the artist’s rural day to day life. Beginning life as wonderful lively sketches within the pages of Christina’s many sketchbooks, she shares with us “the birds and trees of my garden, chickens, the folk art and toys of my children, patterns in my everyday life”.
Completely hand-thrown and decorated by Christina in her studio, a converted garage full to the brim with materials, samples, glaze tests, books. Each piece is thrown with a terracotta body and dipped entirely into white slip (a liquid clay), this is then skilfully scratched away, in a technique known as sgraffito, to reveal the terracotta body beneath, creating these bold patterns and scenes in the process.