Hagi Vessel

Abigail Schama
The Hagi Vessel is a one-off piece by Abigail Schama. Hand-thrown leaving a deliberately uneven surface and flashed with gold. This jug makes a beautiful stand alone piece, as well as a sumptuous vessel for flowers. Characteristically similar in form to other works created by Abigail, this particular vessel offers a departure from her usual palette of chalky whites. However, the warmth derived from clay, sand-toned glazes and details in gold lustre, is purposefully interrupted by rugged texture. This ensures the piece retains a raw edginess we see throughout Abigail’s work.

Material: Reclaimed clay, Dolomite glaze and gold lustre
Dimensions: Height: 17cm, L: 18cm Width: 14cm
Care Instructions: Wash by hand with mild soap
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This piece was thrown on the wheel, before shaping the handle and pinching the spout by hand. Abigail typically alters the surfaces of her ceramics by carving and scoring, leaving unique marks on each of her pieces. The jug was then covered in the warm neutral tones of a Hagi-style glaze and detailed in gold lustre before firing.
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.