Euphrosyne Vessel

Abigail Schama
£1,200
Euphrosyne Vessel is a one-of-a-kind hand-thrown jug by London-based ceramicist Abigail Schama. Made from a mixture of grey clay and porcelain, it is suitable for displaying flowers or as a stand alone decorative piece.

Influenced by ancient Minoan pottery, Abigail wanted to blur the boundaries between art and domestic ware with this rustic jug. Its tall form – with its curvaceous shape – is inspired by Euphrosyne, one of the Three Graces in ancient Greek mythology who represents merriment and exuberance.
Material: Porcelain and grey clay
Dimensions: Height: 39cm, Length: 28cm, Width: 28cm
Care Instructions: Wash by hand with mild soap or dust gently.
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Process

This large piece was thrown on the wheel, before being shaped by hand. Crafted from grey clay and porcelain, the surface has been incised with marks to create different textures. The piece has been decorated inside and out with a matt white and transparent gloss glaze.
The Maker Abigail Schama Ceramicist - London

London-based ceramicist Abigail Schama studied Fine Art at Camberwell and Bristol, before taking an MA in Art Theory at Chelsea. Abigail pursued ceramics following a career in painting, drawn to the tactile and functional nature of the craft, and learnt the trade under the tutelage of Loewe Craft Prize nominee Akiko Hirai. Her recent work for The New Craftsmen is inspired by Greek mythology, paying homage to tradition while adhering to a more contemporary aesthetic.