Grogged Sake Set II

Abigail Schama
£390
Grogged Sake Set II is composed of two small cups and an elegant bottle by London-based ceramicist Abigail Schama. The vessels can be used functionally or as stand-alone decorative pieces.

Inspired by the form of the Japanese sake bottle, this trio of vessels blur the boundaries between function and form. The pieces have a charming rusticity, with criss-cross glaze marks and uneven edges; but the addition of the gold lustre applied to their rims, brings a certain opulence to the collection.
Material: Dark grogged stoneware, porcelain and gold lustre
Dimensions: Height: 18 cm, Length: 9 cm, Width: 18 cm
Care Instructions: Wash by hand with mild soap.
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Process

Made from grogged stoneware, the bottle is first thrown on the wheel, with the neck narrowed using a traditional coiling technique. The small cups are initially pinched into existence by hand and then turned on the wheel to further refine their shape. Both the bottle and cups are decorated with a porcelain wash, while small areas are embellished with gold lustre.
The Maker Abigail Schama Ceramicist - London

London-based ceramicist Abigail Schama studied Fine Art at Camberwell and Bristol, before taking an MA in Art Theory at Chelsea. Abigail pursued ceramics following a career in painting, drawn to the tactile and functional nature of the craft, and learnt the trade under the tutelage of Loewe Craft Prize nominee Akiko Hirai. Her recent work for The New Craftsmen is inspired by Greek mythology, paying homage to tradition while adhering to a more contemporary aesthetic.