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
Dimensions: Height: 40cm, Length: 16cm, Width: 16cm
Care Instructions: Wash by hand with mild soap or dust gently
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This piece was thrown on the wheel, before being shaped by hand. Crafted from grey clay and porcelain, it has been decorated inside with a matt white glaze, while the outside has been brushed in porcelain and glazed in satin white.
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.