Lugged Vessel

Robyn Cove
Lugged Vessel by Robyn Cove is inspired by traditional water storage pots. When making, Robyn discards prescriptive reference material and allows the work to form gradually and organically. Her intention with this piece was to use natural intuition and subconscious flexes to mold the work at the wheel. Lugs were added during the making process in response to the shape her vessel was taking. As a result, this decorative vase has a graceful, yet sturdy, silhouette.

Material: Stoneware clay and glazes
Dimensions: Height: 36cm, Length: 30cm, Width: 30cm
Care Instructions: Clean with a damp cloth
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This vessel was hand built with Robyn’s own stoneware clay blend, produced to create original, toasted-oatmeal colour ceramic pieces. After throwing the base at the wheel, Robyn builds using flattened coils, which are then blended and condensed using a variety of tools. Once fired, the piece is covered in a transparent glaze and hand-painted with a cobalt blue iron oxide blend.
The Maker Robyn Cove Ceramicist - Wales

Robyn Cove received her BA in Ceramics from Cardiff Metropolitan University in 2008 and has been making pots ever since. Drawing inspiration from both traditional and contemporary practices, Robyn’s most apparent references are Korean, Japanese and British studio pottery. Her work is full of rustic warmth, combining subtle lines and textures with a special stoneware clay blend, which produces toasted-oatmeal coloured ceramics. Each vessel created by Robyn for The New Craftsmen is instinctively produced, and one-of-a-kind.