Yunomi VIII by Nicola Gillis
Yunomi VIII // by Nicola Gillis
Hand Thown in East Sussex
Measurements (approximate): 9cm height x 10.5cm width 430ml
A magnificent hand thrown stoneware yunomi, robust larger and deeper size with a wider lip, flecked and speckled clay with a white matt glaze and then overlaid a pale olive green glaze. With a smooth surface and subtle texture showing details of glassy crackle and delicate feathering pattern within the glaze and interesting strikethroughs. In contrast to this there are loose and freely applied iron wash strokes that drip and blend with the surface. The way the light catches this piece reveals an elegant shine and a myriad of colour gradients. finished with a fine foot ring. An absolute delight, great size to comfortably cup with both hands.
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.
Each handmade and unique, therefore slight variations in shape, size and glaze will occur. Handwash recommended