A Quiet Corner Vessel I

Jacqueline Leighton Boyce
A Quiet Corner Vessel by Jacqueline Leighton Boyce forms part of a body of work inspired by her garden in July and the poem ‘Answer July’ by Emily Dickinson. During the height of summer, vivid and vibrant colours fill the borders, with all their flamboyance and drama on display. Jacqueline takes a closer look at a quiet corner of her garden on a bright summer’s day as inspiration for this vessel. She has used a bright, light palette to give the effect of being bleached by the blistering sun.

Material: Terracotta clay, slip, metallic lustres
cm: Diameter 21cm, Height 29cm
inches: Diameter 8.3in, Height 11.4in
Care Instructions: Dust with lint free cloth


Jacqueline’s ceramics are formed from red terracotta clay and all of her work is handbuilt, mainly using coiling and slab building techniques.To decorate, Jacqueline creates layers of colours and illustrates with sgraffito drawing, using slips and underglazes. The piece is initially fired twice, then metallic lustres are applied before firing for a final time thus completing her signature and unique ceramics.
The Maker Jacqueline Leighton Boyce Ceramicist - South West England

With a BA and MA in Ceramic Design from Central St Martins, Jacqueline Leighton Boyce creates handmade earthenware ceramics, which she decorates with motifs inspired by nature such as birds and flowers. Based in Devon, she draws her inspiration from the surrounding landscape and her pieces are imbued with an appealing rawness. There is a folkloric element to her recent work for The New Craftsmen, which features doves, swifts, dandelions and stags.