Grey Blue Loop Vessel I

Tina Vlassopulos
£1,200
Grey Blue Loop Vessel I by Tina Vlassopulos is inspired by her admiration for contemporary dance and ballet. Tina plays with the form and fluidity of the vessel to instill a sense of movement and precise balance in the piece mimicking the discipline of a dancer. The result is a truly beautiful work of art in texture and form.


Material: Stoneware, cobalt carbonate
Dimensions:
cm: Width 13cm, Depth 12cm, Height 36cm
inches: Width 5.1in, Depth 4.7in, Height 14.2in
Care Instructions: Dust with lint free cloth, avoid handling whilst wearing jewellery.

Process

This vessel is carefully crafted from stoneware clay with the addition of a cobalt carbonate to create the blue hue. The process is long and considered, using a variety of specialist tools such as metal kidneys and wooden ribs to scrape and sculpt. Finally, it is repeatedly burnished with metal spoons and pebbles, resulting in an extremely unique smooth finish.
The Maker Tina Vlassopulos Ceramicist - London

London-based ceramicist Tina Vlassopulos is one of the leading hand-builders of sculptural forms. With a BA Honors in ceramics from Bristol Polytechnic, numerous awards to her name, and international exhibitions, Tina makes pieces that are full of latent energy and movement. Their energy emanates from in the twists, curves and spirals that feature in Tina’s work and make it so distinctive. Each piece is made of carefully burnished earthenware which has a strong elemental quality and shifts her work away from our traditional familiarities and perceptions of ceramics.