Gudetama Bottle II

Alexander de Vol
£350
Gudetama Bottle II is a ceramic piece by artist Alexander de Vol. Alexander designed this work as part of a collection which focuses on the perceived value of organic and synthetic material in art, design and manufacturing. Thrown from a mix of local terracotta clays and finished with stoneware and metal oxides, the piece is also glazed on the inside with wood ash from burned waste shavings. By using both organic and manufactured materials to create a one-off artwork, Alexander deftly explores the nature of materiality through his work.


Material: Terracotta clays, stoneware and metal oxides
Dimensions: Height: 13cm, L: 12cm Width: 12cm
Care Instructions: Clean gently with a dry or slightly damp cloth
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Process

This decorative piece is thrown on the wheel by Alexander, using a mixture of terracotta clays which are sourced locally to his studio. After firing to 1280 degrees in an oxidised atmosphere kiln, the vessel is covered in stoneware and metal oxides and glazed on the inside with wood ash. For the exterior, Alexander uses a dark metallic crystalline glaze, which glitters slightly, resembling graphite.
The Maker Alexander de Vol Wood Artist - North West England

Alexander de Vol is a designer, artist and maker whose work investigates the material properties of wood and their transferal into other materials. Alexander uses a mix of traditional casting methods and new technologies to document the natural behavior and movement of the vessels which he crafts from 'green wood', while taking care to preserve the features he feels are aesthetically synonymous with the material's origin. Alongside his artistic practice, Alexander lectures in design at the University of Central Lancashire and his work has been featured in numerous exhibitions, including Burberry’s Makers House in London.