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REBECCA EDELMANN

Sea Shell of Plenty Vase (Small)

£145.00

REBECCA EDELMANN

Sea Shell of Plenty Vase (Small)

£145.00

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A hand built, one-off porcelain vessel with transparent glaze.

Size: 15 x 17 x 11 cm

 

The Story

Bristol-based ceramicist Rebecca Edelmann has created an extraordinary collection of one-off, hand built porcelain pieces which are designed to hold flower specimens.

Pigs with open mouths, miniature figures and whales on 18th century style turned plinths, anthropomorphic shell-like forms on legs, hands, fish, baby birds and tulipiere all feature in the collection. 

In the artist’s signature milk-white glaze the pieces feel almost like maquettes for larger works, as if we have stumbled into the studio and have found a table full of models for possible sculptures. 

(Henry Moore, Maquette for Mother and Child: Hood 1982 © The Henry Moore Foundation. All rights reserved Photo: Henry Moore Foundation Archive)

When we first saw Rebecca’s sketches for this collection, they brought to mind the studio of Henry Moore, filled with his plaster models. We shared this image (above) of Moore’s studio with Rebecca and in a strange co-incidence she told us that she had once worked at the Henry Moore Institute. This didn’t surprise us at all, as surely, in the eclectic mix of her sub-conscious influences, Moore’s shapes and forms are floating around.

Originally from Denmark, another strong influence that we can see throughout Rebecca’s porcelain work is a northern European elegance, with a nod to Gustavian-style all white interiors (above left) and 18th century Meissen pottery (below) with their monstrous animals in white opaque glazes.