Calm Volcano Vessel VI

Iva Polachova
Calm Volcano Vessel VI by ceramicist Iva Polachova can be used as a decorative piece or a functional vase. Made from textured clay, built using the coiling technique, it is coated in a light matt white glaze. This vessel is part of a wider collection of work which explores the relationship between form and space, and the way clay embraces the space within a vessel. This particular piece derives inspiration from volcanoes, a form which continues to fascinate Iva and appears often in her work. Before the glaze is applied, she carefully scratches the surface to make gentle marks that move with the form of the piece and subtly show through the calming, light matt white glaze. Due to the clay’s porous nature, please protect your surface underneath.

Material: Stoneware, glaze
Dimensions: Width: 20cm, Depth 20cm, Height: 13cm
Care Instructions: Gentle hand wash
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Iva works the clay with care and intensity, eschewing the potter's wheel and choosing to only coil and pinch her pieces into existence, thus heightening her physical connection to the work. Using stoneware clay and simple tools, Iva’s vessels are often decorated in a calm and neutral palette, adding to the serenity of each piece.
The Maker Iva Polachova Ceramicist - South East England

Iva Polachova is a London based potter specialising in contemporary ceramics, tableware and decorative vessels. The creative process and rhythm of making are crucial to Iva’s work. She draws inspiration from sculptor Constantin Brancusi on the essential in art and is influenced by artist Paul Klee’s thoughts on the artist distilling from nature. Iva’s work combines balance, clearness, fluidity and tactility. She uses a variety of clays ranging from the refined to the coarse – from porcelain to crank.