Soap Dish with Bees and Flower
Ceramic Soap dish with bees inwards
Hand made by Philippa de Burlet
100 mm diameter
1 in stock
This “Soap Dish with Bees and flower” is available for Nationwide delivery. We can giftwrap, please enquire. Handmade by ceramicist Philippa de Burlet.
*ALL PHILIPPA’S PIECES ARE FOOD AND DISHWASHER SAFE*
About the artist:
Philippa’s first go at ceramics took place in early education, which gave her a sense of quiet contrast to the life in a boarding school. She subsequently went to Harrow Art School to develop her chosen practise.
Nowadays she uses porcelain as a material of choice for all her work. She enjoys the flexibility of it, since it can be thrown very thinly, and yet turn out to be a very strong and durable material. She strives to make pieces that can be treasured and will last forever. But overall, she wants her work to be beautifully functional. So she creates bowls, cups, dishes, vases, candlesticks and jugs, all designed to be used. Like this beautiful large porcelain bowl with clams.
She always makes pieces in small collections, a dozen mugs at a time, a group of vases and three or four large bowls to match. Focusing on the processes carefully. The first process, throwing, is one of her favourites. She finds her hands now work almost automatically turning the clay. But that is only a small part of the entire process. As she then turns the pieces again once fired further and paints them delicately ready for firing. This final process is sometimes done in three stages: first firing, followed by glazing and then the glaze firing. Summing up all the steps above, each piece is handled for a separate process, at least a dozen times. Resulting in a true statement piece to treasure for generations.
More Art at Tidal Gallery:
If like “Soap Dish with Bees and flower” take a look at more ceramics by Susan Luker or James Savage.
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