Beneath the Ground Vessel

Jacqueline Leighton Boyce
£600
Beneath the Ground Vessel by Jacqueline Leighton Boyce is an artfully embellished decorative vessel made from terracotta and illustrated using slip, with metallic lustres. We are often unaware of the life below ground and the branching of roots that intertwine beneath the flora and fauna above. Nature is a recurrent theme throughout Jacqueline's work and this particular piece pays homage to the lavender which lures bees and butterflies to her garden.


Material: Terracotta clay, slip, metallic lustres
Dimensions: Height: 9cm, Length: 17cm, Width: 21.5cm
Care Instructions: Wipe with a damp, lint free cloth.
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Process

This vessel is crafted from red terracotta clay using coil-building techniques. It is decorated with layers of slip and underglaze, which Jacqueline has drawn the motifs directly onto using sgraffito and paint. Metallic lustres are sparingly applied to highlight details.
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.