Joyous Jug XI

Iva Polachova
£340
Joyous Jug XI by ceramicist Iva Polachova is a study in balance and proportion. Perfectly formed, this piece can be used functionally as a jug but is also beautifully striking as a standalone decorative object. Made from coiled clay, Iva coats her pieces in a matt-white Lucie Rie glaze. The finished jug reflects Iva’s continual interest in developing tableware pieces that explore form and shape, and also play a role in the rituals that take place around the table with friends and family.


Material: Stoneware, glaze
Dimensions: Width: 23cm, Depth 10.5cm, Height: 20cm
Care Instructions:Gentle hand wash
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Process

Iva works the clay with care and intensity, eschewing the potter's wheel and choosing to only coil and pinch her pieces into existence, thus heightening her physical connection to the work. Using stoneware clay and simple tools, Iva’s vessels are often decorated in a calm and neutral palette, adding to the serenity of each piece.
The Maker Iva Polachova Ceramicist - South East England

Iva Polachova is a London based potter specialising in contemporary ceramics, tableware and decorative vessels. The creative process and rhythm of making are crucial to Iva’s work. She draws inspiration from sculptor Constantin Brancusi on the essential in art and is influenced by artist Paul Klee’s thoughts on the artist distilling from nature. Iva’s work combines balance, clearness, fluidity and tactility. She uses a variety of clays ranging from the refined to the coarse – from porcelain to crank.