Lovely woodfired pottery basket by Grace Kerr, with hand-painted flowers. Wood-firing is a very time consuming process as the wood fueled kiln must be stoked continuously by hand, usually for days! The natural wood ash from the firing process melts onto the surface of the pottery during the firing, giving the clay a toasty natural brown color. This basket has a textured clay surface, glazed only with the natural wood ash from the kiln, and embellished with oxides to create the yellow flowers. Hang it on the wall to catch your mail, set it on the table to hold napkins, or use it as a flower vase.
Grace’s work is strongly influenced by her connection to nature, her Buddhist practice, and nearly 30 years as a Technical Designer in the fashion industry. She grew up in Kaohsiung, Taiwan where as a child she as she dug up clay, keenly observed the forming and shaping processes of her creations, and deepening her connection to the earth. Her creative practice is a collaboration where the natural beauty of the clay is maintained as her creative energy flows through it. The movement of glaze in the kiln then provides a randomness to her work that mirrors the unpredictability of nature.
7″ wide x 3″ deep x 7″ tall
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