Large Crystal Bowl (Galaxy Series)
Large Crystal Bowl (Galaxy Series) by Iva Polachova. A hand-crafted decorative bowl, twice-fired, unglazed and developed through a natural crystallization process.Read More
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Each crystal bowl is a unique collector’s item, representing an exciting departure from Iva Polachova’s established style. This piece is the outcome of a happy accident, described by Iva as a "gift from nature". Resulting from an experiment with saline solution, this layered, almost tidal process has been refined and expanded over the course of five-years.
Originally executed in Iva’s trademark white, this incarnation has been coloured to reflect a volcanic treasure, a cooled magma casing, with a crystal heart. For followers of Iva, this collection offers a new addition to her body of work.
As with all handmade pieces, each bowl is a one-off and may vary slightly from the picture.
Iva Polachova is a London based potter specialising in functional tableware, decorative vessels and vases. The creative process and rhythm of making are crucial to Iva’s work. She draws inspiration from the ideas of sculptor Constantin Brancusi on the essential in art and is also influenced by artist Paul Klee’s thoughts on what the artist should take from nature. Iva’s work combines balance, clearness, fluidity and tactility.
Iva uses a variety of clays, ranging from the refined to the coarse – from porcelain to crank. Use of glazes is generally limited to shades of white with the occasional use of oxides and slips under the glaze. Using simple ceramic tools – scraper and rasp blades in particular – the tool marks are often left visible under the glazed surface as a gentle reminder of the handmade.
Height: 8-9 cm
Black stoneware unglazed body, with white and pink crystals
Lightly dust, do not wash, not suitable for food
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