Mugs V & VI by Nicola Gillis
Mugs V & VI // by Nicola Gillis
Hand Thown in East Sussex
Measurements (approximate): 9cm height, 8cm width, 380ml
A variation of the round belly style in form, small in stature, deceptively deep. A satisfyingly rustic appearance yet smooth feel, and plenty of textural details, gradients of toasted orange from firing and dark flecks celebrating the natural clay from the smooth and fluid loop handle, that’s so comfortable to hold, right through to the granular corrugations on its flat base.
Mug V ~ Dots (left)
Beautiful hand thrown stoneware mug, flecked and speckled clay with a white matt glaze and hand painted brushed black brown surface with evenly applied resist dots on the body dots evenly brushed around the body and dots brushed along the handle with good thickness to the black brown wash. Creating a simplistic or primitive style that has a wonderful contrast and visually very bold and striking.
Mug VI ~ Dashes (right)
Beautiful hand thrown stoneware mug, flecked and speckled clay with a white matt glaze and hand painted, brushed black brown surface and loose linear resist strokes on the body emulating a fluted style with nice touches of glaze splatters with varying thickness to the black brown wash.
Each handmade and unique, therefore slight variations in shape, size and glaze will occur. Handwash recommended.
Nicola is a Brighton based Ceramicist. Beginning to create with clay in 2013, since then producing functional stoneware with a bold and simplistic approach that serves to create a rustic yet elegant style. Vessels that seek to bridge a connection between maker and user through the unique character of each handmade piece. 2021 sees Nicola currently exploring oxides, dark slips, found clay and local ash. Reflecting natural decay and erosion, exterior elements and ageing patinas out there in the natural world.