Midori Bottle I
Midori Bottle I is inspired by the simple, powerful and often characterful forms of 16th century Japanese tea utensils. For this collection, Nel took inspiration from the metaphor of pots as ‘vessels of spirit’. Her work draws on her eclectic memories: pom-poms, teapots, large worn pebbles and cogs have found their way into the forms. The Midori Bottle carries an egg, connecting the work to birth and the animal world. She considers the act of sewing onto the vessel as a way of caring for it, embellishing them with materials beyond the conventional boundaries of the world of ceramics. ‘Midori’ is Japanese for green, referencing the colour of the thread she has chosen.
Material: Stoneware, slip, glaze, cotton
cm: Width 21.5cm, Depth 11cm, Height 24.5cm
inches: Width 8.5in, Depth 4.3in, Height 9.6in
Care Instructions: Wipe with damp lint free cloth