Collapsed Landscape Bowl

Olivia Walker
£1,200

Collapsed Landscape Bowl is a deconstructed bowl by ceramicist, Olivia Walker. Olivia creates highly tactile, sculptural pieces using a layering technique that covers her pieces with organic ridged ‘growths’. Each bowl is completely unique, and purely decorative.

Olivia looks to natural forms and elements in nature that are made up of many small repeating parts, such as coral. She is interested in things that are very simple individually, but when put together become something different and powerful. This collapsed bowl has the appearance of being devoured by the living textured organisms that cover its surface.



Material: Porcelain
Dimensions: Height: 13cm, L: 21cm Width: 23cm
Care Instructions: This piece should only be handled from the bottom and can be gently cleaned using warm soapy water
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Process

After creating her initial shape on a potter’s wheel, Olivia spends many hours building up the texture made from hundreds of individually applied fragments of porcelain that come together to create a flowing and organic surface. As the work is so intricate the pieces can never be replicated in exactly, making each piece totally unique.
Collapsed Landscape Bowl
The Maker Olivia Walker Ceramicist - South East England

Olivia Walker is fascinated with the intersection between the man-made and natural. Using porcelain, she throws precise forms, then covers them in paper-thin accretions. These organic, lichen-like growths speak of organisms - fungus, coral and bacteria - growing over and devouring the form beneath. Olivia Walker’s current body of work looks at the fine line between growth and decay. Her work is held in both public and private collections throughout the UK and worldwide.