A one-off ceramic utensil, which can be used or displayed. Maiolica (tin glazed earthenware) painted with oxides and stains. Arrives in a box with a maker's card.
"Look closely and you'll see a range of costumes painted in the utensils, from ruffs and ties to red shoes and fish tail dresses. The serving forks have a devilish appearance"
Ceramic artist, Michaela Gall studied at Chelsea School of Art and L’Ecole des Beaux Arts, Paris. Her work is produced under the umbrella of Majolica, a form of ceramics originated in Renaissance Italy which uses tin-glazes painted over an opaque white background glaze, with an earthenware body.
Michaela creates one off pieces that are painted within the tradition of Folk Art, documenting various subjects such as historical events, patterns, symbols and figures from different cultures.
She has been making these unusual serving spoons and forks for several years, inspired by 17th century shapes, such as these rare examples in the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.
She lives and works in Kent where her studio is located in an old stable...
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