Poppy Vessel

Charlotte McLeish
£1,400
Poppy Vessel by ceramicist, Charlotte McLeish, is a hand-pinched terracotta piece depicting a bunch of wild poppies. This vessel belongs to a collection of decorative works portraying British wildlife, inspired by Charlotte’s childhood spent in the Warwickshire countryside surrounded by ancient woodland and open fields. Charlotte has contemporised classical shapes and motifs by using modern ceramic techniques and her own playful storytelling. The Poppy Vessel has a glazed interior, allowing it to be used as a vase.


Material: Terracotta, underglaze, oxides
Dimensions:
cm: Width 20cm, Depth 20cm, Height 24cm
inches: Width 7.9in, Depth 7.9in, Height 9.4in
Care Instructions: Wipe with a damp, lint free cloth
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Process

This piece is shaped with pinching and coiling techniques, using a lightly textured terracotta clay. Once fired, the vessel is sanded smooth to create a fine, even surface for hand painting. The process of applying underglaze and oxides when hand painting the piece, produces a beautiful contrast between the image and subtle texture of terracotta.
The Maker Charlotte McLeish Ceramicist - London

East London-based ceramicist Charlotte McLeish makes elegant stoneware vases and vessels. Drawing inspiration from ancient Greek and Egyptian ceramics, her pieces offer a pure and refined take on a traditional style. Having grown up in a family of jewellers, she has always been fascinated with hand-made processes and went on to study Ceramic Design at Central St Martins. Charlotte combines five different clays and uses only two dry glazes, resulting in her pieces having strong visual unity.