Grey Open Nest Tea Bowl

Olivia Walker
£450
Grey Open Nest Tea Bowl is handmade by ceramicist Olivia Walker and incorporates paper-thin porcelain shards.

Olivia has developed a distinct technique, exploring the line between growth and decay. This piece is adorned forms to resemble organisms. Her unique bowls harmoniously combine the man-made with nature.
Material: Porcelain
Dimensions: Height: 8 cm, Length: 12 cm, Width: - cm
Care Instructions: Dusted or washed in hot water
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Process

Olivia creates each piece by applying hundreds of individual shards of clay to a bowl that has been wheel-thrown first. Starting from a set point, she lets these shards wrap around the piece, creating a defined, textured surface.
Grey Open Nest Tea Bowl
The Maker Olivia Walker Ceramicist - South East England

Olivia Walker is fascinated with the intersection between the man-made and natural. Using porcelain, she throws precise forms, then covers them in paper-thin accretions. These organic, lichen-like growths speak of organisms - fungus, coral and bacteria - growing over and devouring the form beneath. Olivia Walker’s current body of work looks at the fine line between growth and decay. Her work is held in both public and private collections throughout the UK and worldwide.