Common Knapweed Platter

Jacqueline Leighton Boyce
Common Knapweed Platter by Jacquline Leighton Boyce forms part of a recent body of work inspired by the growth and reproduction of life in English meadows, woodlands and hedgerows during the early summer. This eye-catching platter with a scalloped rim reflects the wild flora which bursts forth and jostles for space in the English countryside and plays host to a myriad of insects from which the birds feast. The piece is formed from red terracotta clay, handbuilt with the use of a press mould, and illustrated with knapweed – a common perennial flower with thistle-like heads that might be spotted in hedgerows throughout the UK during the summer months.

Material: Terracotta clay, slip, metallic lustres
Dimensions: Width: 27.5cm, Depth: 3cm, Height: 28cm
Care Instructions: Wipe with a damp, lint free cloth
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Jacqueline’s ceramics are formed from red terracotta clay and all her work is handbuilt apart from the use of a press mould for plates. To decorate, Jacqueline creates layers of colours and illustrations using slips, underglazes, glazes and metallic lustres.
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.