Grey Blue Toot Vessel I

Tina Vlassopulos
Grey Blue Toot Vessel I by Tina Vlassopulos features as part of a body of work called 'Silent Sounds', which explores the theme of silence, sound and music. It aims to convey the illusion of sound, intertwining the transient qualities of the aural with the silence and permanence of fired clay.

Material: Stoneware, cobalt carbonate
cm: Width 8.5cm, Depth 10cm, Height 27cm
inches: Width 3.3in, Depth 3.9in, Height 10.6in
Care Instructions: Dust with lint free cloth, avoid handling whilst wearing jewellery.


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.