Grey Blue Wave Vessel II

Tina Vlassopulos
Grey Blue Wave Vessel II is a decorative piece by Tina Vlassopulos, which forms part of a body of work called 'Silent Sounds'. For this artwork, Tina explores the sound of waves and the rhythm of the sea breaking on the shore.

Material: Stoneware, cobalt carbonate
cm: Width 12cm, Depth 12cm, Height 29.5cm
inches: Width 4.7in, Depth 4.7in, Height 11.6in
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.