Posts Tagged ‘hidden sphere’

Transformation

March 2, 2010

A tall jar, thrown in white stoneware, a very deep blue within and unglazed on the outside except for a tall narrow ‘window’ of the same deep blue.  The texture of the unglazed surface contrasts pleasingly with the shining but dark glazed inside – the jar seems filled with dark blue.

The simple clean form of the jar, rising from the base to a broad rounded shoulder, refers to Bernard Leach’s idea of the ‘hidden sphere’ in every pot.

The text refers to the process, the cosmic magical transformation of the clay in the fire, and by extension to our own mysterious cosmic life processes.

Signed one-off; 23cm high and 17cm diameter (max)

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