|Fungi - Ceramic and Beech (30x30cm)|
I have also been very busy making a mount to display another new ceramic piece.
The starting point for this piece was from an image shown to me by my tutor, Sue Mundy of some work by the ceramicist Anne Hirondelle called 'Sixfold', shown below.
I liked the shape and played around in my sketchbook with various ideas building upon this image; the more I drew, the more my images looked like giant cowrie shells! So I decided to continue with this 'shell-form'.
I had thought that I would mount this work on a plain white MDF board, but when I had prepared the board and put my the ceramic 'shell-form' on to the plain white I realised that more background would enhance the finished piece. After a lot of work with filler, metal scraper, sandpaper and paint I created a mount to compliment the 'shell'.
|Shell Form - Ceramic & mixed media (30x30cm)|
Funnily enough, after completing this mount I came across the work of a silversmith in Wales, Rauni Higson who creates beautiful silver objects inspired by nature, one of which is this silver platter which is inspired by the sand ripples left by a retreating tide.