Aglaia Vessel

Abigail Schama
Aglaia Vessel is a one-of-a-kind hand-thrown piece by London-based ceramicist Abigail Schama. Made from a mixture of grey clay and porcelain, it is suitable for displaying flowers or as a stand alone piece.

Referencing the shape of a Japanese sake bottle, this vessel is inspired by Aglaia, the Greek Goddess of beauty, splendour and elegance. This is reflected in the bottle-like form of the piece, with its neck and waist. The vessel balances on feet, which reference the clay props often used in Japanese wood-fired kilns.
Material: Porcelain and grey clay
cm: Width 16cm, Depth 16cm, Height 40cm
inches: Width 6.3in, Depth 6.3in, Height 15.7in
Care Instructions: Wash by hand with mild soap or dust gently


Abigail begins the process by throwing the piece at her wheel, before it is carefully shaped by hand. Each piece is crafted from grey clay and porcelain, which is later decorated inside with a matt white glaze. The outside of the vessel has been brushed in porcelain and glazed in satin white to create a unique finish.
The Maker Abigail Schama Ceramicist - London

London-based ceramicist Abigail Schama studied Fine Art at Camberwell and Bristol, before taking an MA in Art Theory at Chelsea. Abigail pursued ceramics following a career in painting, drawn to the tactile and functional nature of the craft, and learnt the trade under the tutelage of Loewe Craft Prize nominee Akiko Hirai. Her recent work for The New Craftsmen is inspired by Greek mythology, paying homage to tradition while adhering to a more contemporary aesthetic.