For Sylvia Illustrated Plate

Agalis Manessi
£700
For Sylvia' Illustrated Plate by Agalis Manessi is a decorative piece inspired by the life and work of American poet Sylvia Plath.

For Sylvia' Illustrated Plate by Agalis Manessi was inspired by the poet Sylvia Plath, whose phrase '...the stars go waltzing out in red and blue...' inspired Agalis to attempt a portrait tribute. Agalis' work is at the forefront of Majolica ceramic art; each piece is imbued with a freshness and subtlety that belies the difficulty of the process.
Material: Ceramics.
Dimensions: Height: 30cm, Width: 30cm, Depth: 7cm
Care Instructions: This piece can be washed and is dishwasher proof.
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Process

The plate is hand built using a red terracotta clay which is coiled, pinched, stretched and shaped to create the form. The piece is then bisque fired at 1000°C, glazed, hand painted and then fired once more.
For Sylvia' Illustrated Plate by Agalis Manessi
The Maker Agalis Manessi Ceramicist - South East England

Agalis Manessi creates charming majolica ceramic animals and figurines, drawing influences and inspiration from a diverse range of sources. Referencing Renaissance frescos through to Fauvist painters, she strives for poetic simplicity, an expressive representation that belies the difficulty of her process. Each animal and figurinee Agalis creates has an animated nature all its own. With an emphasis on craftsmanship, her work is at the forefront of Majolica ceramic art.