Perseus & Andromeda Vessel

Laura Carlin
Perseus & Andromeda Vessel by Laura Carlin was inspired by Laura’s residency at Holkham Hall, facilitated by The New Craftsmen. In response to the nature in which Sir Thomas Coke - First Earl of Leicester who commissioned the design and build of Holkham Hall - curated his art collection, Laura has created a series of ceramic vessels. Her vases and bowls draw on the themes found in the paintings and statues collected by Coke and positioned in conversation with another. The Perseus & Andromeda Vessel draws direct inspiration from the Grade II listed fountain to the south of Holkham Hall which depicts the legend of the Greek mythological lovers Perseus & Andromeda, and how Perseus rescued Andromeda from being sacrificed to a monster to appease Poseidon, the Sea God. Through her intricate illustrations Laura brings the events and legend to life, once more in the present day.

Material: Earthenware and Glaze
Dimensions: Width: 30cm, Depth: 30cm, Height: 32cm
Care Instructions: Lift from base and clean with a dry lint free cloth
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The Vessel is made using the method of coiling and hand building, made using a gorged earthenware clay. An underglaze is then applied using a variety of methods including washes, line work and sgraffito. The vessel is then glazed to finish.

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The Maker Laura Carlin Illustrator - South East England

Laura Carlin is an award winning London based ceramicist and illustrator, whose eye-catching designs and quirky sculptures have developed a cult following in the UK and abroad. Laura’s accolades include winning the Bratislava children’s book illustration awards, the first Brit to hold this title in twenty years. She has won the Quentin Blake Illustration Prize two years in a row whilst studying for her master’s at the Royal College of Art.