Astrantia Vessel I

Jacqueline Leighton Boyce
£1,160
Astrantia Vessel I 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. Astrantia is one of Jacqueline’s favourite flowers that come to life during the season and translated from Latin means ‘star’, evident in the flowers' delicate yet complex detail.


Material: Terracotta clay, slip, metallic lustres
Dimensions:
cm: Diameter 25.5cm, Height 17.5cm
inches: Diameter 10in, Height 6.9in
Care Instructions: Dust with lint free cloth
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Process

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.