In Separation and Isolation

Alexander de Vol
In Separation and Isolation is a ceramic artwork by artist Alexander de Vol. Playing with material perceptions, Alexander has mimicked the appearance of aged metal to produce a deliberately ambiguous, hand-thrown vessel made from porcelain and stoneware. Alexander’s ceramic works are alive with organic patinas, developed slowly through the oxidation process.

Material: Porcelain, stoneware, metal oxides
cm: Diameter 32cm, Height 26cm
inches: Diameter 12.6in, Height 10.2in
Care Instructions: Dust gently with a lint free cloth
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This piece is thrown on the pottery wheel, carved and patinated by hand. The surface qualities, colours and patina are developed over the course of several months. The result is a ceramic object with an uncanny metallic appearance.
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.