Mugs I & II by Nicola Gillis
Mug I & II // by Nicola Gillis
Hand Thrown 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 I ~ Dots (left)
Beautiful hand thrown stoneware mug, flecked and speckled clay with much more toasted orange hues apparent to the rest of the collection together with a white matt glaze and hand painted dots evenly brushed around the body with varying thickness to the black brown wash. Creating a simplistic or primitive style that’s enhanced by the rustic orange tone and heavy speckle from the clay, wonderfully down to earth.
Mug II `~ Dashes (right)
Beautiful hand thrown stoneware mug, flecked and speckled clay with a white matt glaze and hand painted loosely brushed yet bold band around the lip and linear strokes on the body emulating a fluted style.
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.