Isle of Dogs Vessel I
Isle of Dogs Vessel I by ceramicist Charlotte McLeish is a hand-pinched terracotta piece depicting a fabled animal from London folklore. This Illustration was inspired by the story of how the Isle of Dogs, situated prominently on the Thames, got its name. One theory is that King Henry VIII used the land to keep his hunting dogs on. The dog’s howls were heard for miles which led people to believe that the misty marshlands were haunted. This piece belongs to a collection of decorative works portraying scenes from stories and legends of old London. Charlotte has contemporised classical shapes and motifs by using modern ceramic techniques and her own playful storytelling.
Material: Terracotta, glazes and oxides
Dimensions: Height: 11.5cm, Length: 11.5cm, Width: 11.5cm
Care Instructions: Clean with a dry or lightly damp cloth