Black Pedestal Vessel VI

Black Pedestal Vessel is a decorative and functional ceramic piece crafted by ceramicist Alison Lousada. A raw, yet elegant vessel, inspired by the clay itself and the reaction between the glaze and volcanic matter, Icelandic landscapes and German studio pottery from the 70s. Alison takes care to leave brush marks, splashes and raw edges, in order to capture the imperfections of the maker’s mark. The Black Pedestal Vessel VI is also watertight and able to be used as a vase for flowers.

Material: Crank stoneware
cm: Diameter 12cm, Height 33.5cm
inches: Diameter 4.7in, Height 13.2in
Care Instructions: Wash with warm, soapy water


This one-off piece is part thrown, part hand built by Alison using a heavily grogged clay which creates a stable base for the layering of glazes and slips. Areas of the vessel are left unglazed before it goes through multiple firings to create Alison’s signature textural layers.
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.

Sculpted Form No. 376 by Bronwen Grieves
Sculpted Form No. 376
Bronwen Grieves
Woodland Utensils (Brush) by Elaine Bolt
Woodland Utensils (Brush)
Elaine Bolt