Giving Bowl I

Iva Polachova
Giving Bowl I by ceramicist Iva Polachova is a sculptural and decorative piece. The bowls are made from textured clay built using a coiling technique and coated in a Lucie Rie matt white glaze.

Handmade by Iva in London, this bowl expresses an uplifting feeling of generosity and openness. Before the glaze is applied, Iva carefully scratches the surface to make gentle marks that move with the form of the piece and subtly show through the calming, white glaze.
Material: Stoneware clay, glazed in matt white glaze
Dimensions: Height: 24cm, L: 24cm Width: 24cm
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, heightening her physical connection to the work. Using stoneware clay and simple tools, her vessels and bowls are often decorated in a calm and neutral palette, adding to the serenity of her pieces.
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.