Brown/ Cream, two piece vase made from stained earthenware, and decorated with sgraffito*. Dimensions: H. 26cm (10 inches)
This proud lady can be placed on your bookcase or window shelf. The head & torso can detach and be filled with water. She wants to display your flowers or succulents and air plants with poise.
The original form was hand sculpted by myself after which a plaster mould was made with it. This particular piece consists of 4 individual plaster moulds. The plaster moulds takes about a week to dry out and to get it ready for the slip casting process.
The slip cast process takes about 1 hour and then left overnight, within the moulds, to dry out. When the casted shapes are revealed it is dipped into another layer of coloured slip to prepare it for Sgraffito. When the clay is leather hard the pattern is scratched into the surface. All patterns are unique to each piece.
The facial and feet features are sculpted and refined afterwards.