'Pilgrim Vessel 1'

Width: 16 Height: 21 cms
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Things that are old, crafted by nameless artists in ancient times, this is what inspires me. Whether it’s an illustration from a Byzantine manuscript or perhaps a Sumerian cylinder seal from the Near East, these are fragments of stories which remind us of what has always been important to people. These Vessels were inspired by the small pilgrim flasks that were used by early European travelers to carry sacred oil and water home from the holy sites in the East. These 21st century ‘pilgrim flasks’ were built with this in mind. A number of my pieces also refer to ancient Egyptian vessels which were hand carved from stone such as alabaster and marble. A variation of the ancient Japanese technique known as Raku was used to fire each vessel. Using my Raku kiln, I heat the work to a very high temperature. When glowing hot, the individual pieces are quickly removed from the kiln. Single strands of horsehair are placed against the burnished vessel. The carbon from the horsehair produces the distinct markings. The vessels are then polished with beeswax. The Vessels are non functional and for decorative use only.

 1-4 of 4 pieces. 

Pilgrim Vessel
Medium: ceramics
Subject: historical
Style: allegorical
Size: Width: 12 Height: 16 cms
Price: $0, €33
Tall Pilgrim Vessel
Medium: ceramics
Subject: historical
Style: allegorical
Size: Width: 8 Height: 21 cms
Price: $0, €33
Pilgrim Vessel 2
Medium: ceramics
Subject: other
Style: allegorical
Size: Width: 17 Height: 27 Depth: 5 cms
Price: Not for sale
Pilgrim Vessel 3
Medium: ceramics
Subject: other
Style: allegorical
Size: Width: 17 Height: 21 cms
Price: Not for sale
 1-4 of 4 pieces.