Golden Ram Vessel I

Charlotte McLeish
£460

Golden Ram Vessel I is a hand-pinched, terracotta vase created by ceramicist Charlotte McLeish. Depicting a motif from the legend of The Golden Fleece, this piece belongs to a collection of purely decorative works portraying scenes from ancient Greek mythology.

Charlotte’s work is proudly informed by the figures, patterns and stories of ancient Greece. She pays homage to popular legends with hand-painted illustrations and a commitment to ancient Greek form. By contemporising these shapes and motifs using modern ceramic techniques, and her own playful storytelling, Charlotte presents a riff on antiquity.



MaterialTerracotta, glazes and oxides
Dimensions: Height: 13cm, L: 12cm Width: 11cm
Care Instructions:Clean with a dry or lightly damp cloth only
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Process

This vessel is shaped with pinching and coiling techniques, using a lightly textured terracotta clay. Once fired, the vessel is sanded smooth to create a fine, even surface for hand painting. The process of applying underglaze and oxides to hand paint the piece, produces a beautiful contrast between the image and subtle texture of terracotta.
Golden Ram Vessel I
The Maker Charlotte McLeish Ceramicist - London

East London-based ceramicist Charlotte McLeish makes elegant stoneware vases and vessels. Drawing inspiration from ancient Greek and Egyptian ceramics, her pieces offer a pure and refined take on a traditional style. Having grown up in a family of jewellers, she has always been fascinated with hand-made processes and went on to study Ceramic Design at Central St Martins. Charlotte combines five different clays and uses only two dry glazes, resulting in her pieces having strong visual unity.