Black Crater Vessel II

Alison Lousada
Black Crater Vessel II is a decorative ceramic piece with a volcanic glaze crafted by ceramicist Alison Lousada. A raw yet elegant vessel, inspired by Alison's love of Japanese and African ceramics, Icelandic landscapes and German studio pottery from the 60s and 70s. Alison takes care to leave brush marks, splashes and raw edges, in order to capture the imperfection of the maker's mark.
Material: Crank and course black clay
cm: Width 24cm, Depth 24cm, Height 33cm
inches: Width 9.4in, Depth 9.4in, Height 13in
Care Instructions: Wipe with damp, lint-free cloth
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This piece is hand built using a combination of clays. Volcanic slips are added under the glaze, then the piece goes through multiple firings, including a porcelain firing to break up the surface. The course black clay is left raw in parts to create contrast and reveal the natural texture of the clay.
The Maker Alison Lousada Ceramicist - London

Alison Lousada creates raw and elegant stoneware vessels, inspired by African and Japanese ceramics and Icelandic landscapes. Following a successful 15 year career designing printed textiles for Stella McCartney and Clements Ribeiro, her passion for ceramics grew from ‘anti fashion therapy’ to a full time profession under the guiding eye of Nicola Tassie. In 2016 Alison set up her ceramics studio to develop her practice of coarse textured stoneware vessels further.