Storage Jar (2) by Natasha Wightman

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Storage Jar (2) / / By Natasha Wightman

Hand thrown in Devon

Measurements (approximate): 14cm in height including handle, 16cm base diameter, 7cm opening diameter

Real depths of colour with great proportions and intentional corkscrew contour lines with dimples around the shoulder creating a super satisfying organic feel to the piece echoed in a rounded triangular opening. Rich dark brown tenmoku-esque dominates its surface with flashes of yellowish tan and contrasting silvery grey and touches of light green. Iron blast details with a bluish white slip inside and looped handled, flat resting rounded lid. A joyous and tactile piece handle and use having an even distribution of speckles and spots with an orange peel like texture to the exterior which highlights purplish tones and a silvery grey below the glaze creating a beautiful effect. These amazing complex details in texture and colour variation are achieved by shining soda glaze qualities and wood fired techniques.

An emerging ceramic artist based in Dartmoor exploring local clay and experimenting with soda glazing and wood firing processes. Currently studying under Sabine Nemet & Nic Collins whilst developing her own style of functional ceramics that embraces the raw materials.

The method of combining soda ash glazing and wood firing is regarded as having endless aesthetic possibilities. Soda vapour is carried on the flame during firing it can create a wide spectrum of colour variations, rich glossy finishes or tactile yet smooth orange peel like textures. Achieving a beautiful contrast and balance in brighter and darker tones.

Each single piece has its own unique character with intricate details of colour and texture complexity.