Long Neck Vessel

Iva Polachova
Long Neck Vessel by ceramicist Iva Polachova is inspired by the famous potter, Lucie Rie, and can be used as a decorative piece or a functional vase. Made from textured clay built using the coiling technique, it is coated in a matt white glaze reminiscent of Rie's signature palette. The elegant curve of the vessel's long neck is perfectly balanced by the angular lines of the base, giving it an almost architectural quality.

Handmade by Iva in London, this vessel has been inspired by the work of famous potter, Lucie Rie. The eye follows the lines of the vessel's shape from the long fluted top to the angularity of the base, all coated with Iva's signature Lucie Rie glaze. Before the glaze is applied, Iva carefully scratches the surface to make gentle marks that move with the form of the piece and subtly show through the calming, white glaze.
Material: Grogged stoneware, glazed in cream white glaze
cm: Width 10cm, Height 20.5cm
inches: Width 3.9in, Height 8.1in
Care Instructions: Wash by hand with mild washing up liquid
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Iva works the clay with care and intensity, eschewing the potter's wheel and choosing to only coil and pinch her pieces into existence, heightening her physical connection to the work. Using stoneware clay and simple tools, her vessels are often decorated in a calm and neutral palette, adding to the serenity of her pieces.
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.