Duo_Beachscape1&2

Duo_Beachscape 1&2. H: 23 cms, W 16, D 9.

Handbuilt (coiled). Built in early 2022. Fired to 1200 degrees C.

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Description

This hand-built duo is an evolution from my 2021 series of seascape and landscape pieces. It uses the method that I have developed over the past few years of incorporating bands of clay of different colours and tones into a base clay, which is either a rather smooth pale biscuit-coloured clay or a strongly textured mid-grey. The pieces were built at the same time, early 2022, and they are strongest, I believe, by being shown as a duo. They have similarities in terms of height and depth; they both started as a similar size pinch pot, and both use the coiling method. But they have different feels to them – not just literally in terms of the different base clays, but also in terms of the mood that they give out.