Arch Shoulder Vessel

Robyn Cove
Arch Shoulder Vessel by Robyn Cove presents a contemporary take on traditional Korean storage pots. When making, Robyn discards prescriptive reference material and allows the work to form gradually, developing her idea over several months before she begins to build. Her intention was to create a soft, shapely piece, using intuition and subconscious flexes to mold the final work. The resulting decorative vase has a graceful, yet sturdy, silhouette.

Material: Stoneware clay with transparent glaze and cobalt iron oxide detail
Dimensions: Height: 29cm, Length: 28cm, Width: 28cm
Care Instructions: Clean with a damp cloth
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This vessel was hand built with Robyn’s own stoneware clay blend, produced to create original ceramic pieces in a toasted-oatmeal colour. After throwing the base at the wheel, she builds using flattened coils, which are then blended and condensed using a variety of tools. Once fired, the piece is covered in a transparent glaze and hand-painted with a cobalt blue iron oxide blend. Robyn’s arching brushwork is applied with a hakame brush to echo the vessel’s rounded form.
The Maker Robyn Cove Ceramicist - Wales

Robyn Cove received her BA in Ceramics from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2008 and has been making pots ever since. Drawing inspiration from both traditional and contemporary practices, Robyn’s most apparent references are Korean, Japanese and British studio pottery. Her work is full of rustic warmth, combining subtle lines and textures with a special stoneware clay blend, which produces toasted-oatmeal coloured ceramics. Each vessel created by Robyn for The New Craftsmen is instinctively produced, and one-of-a-kind.