Celadon Moon Jar


A moon jar, hand thrown on the wheel in porcelain. After turning it to refine the final shape, I decorate around the widest part of the moon jar with slip (liquid porcelain), drawing swift freeform marks with a slip trailer. Their abstract pattern resembles a written script but is nevertheless unreadable; the energy in the decoration contrasts with the calm simplicity of this timeless form.

After bisque firing the moon jar is glazed in a pale blue-green celadon for its second firing, which collects in and around the slip decoration. In the kiln this melts into darker pools, which help to define this dynamic element.

Height 14cm, diameter 13cm

UK Postage – £6.50