Spring Vessel II

Iva Polachova
£240
Spring Vessel II by ceramicist Iva Polachova can be used as a decorative piece or functional. This piece welcomes the arrival of spring, with a shape echoing the gradual opening of buds into full blossoms, embracing the flowering of fresh spring flowers. Made from textured clay, built using the coiling technique, it is then lightly coated in a matt white glaze. Before the glaze is applied, she carefully scratches the surface to make gentle marks that move with the form of the piece and subtly show through the calming glaze. There is also a tactile unglazed band across the belly of the vessel, which contrasts with the glazed areas. Due to the clay’s porous nature, please protect your surface underneath.


Material: Stoneware, glaze
Dimensions:
cm: Width 11cm, Depth 11cm, Height 17.5cm
inches: Width 4.3in, Depth 4.3in, Height 6.9in
Care Instructions: Dust gently with a dry cloth

Process

Iva works the clay with care and intensity, eschewing the potter's wheel and choosing to only coil and pinch her pieces into existence, thus heightening her physical connection to the work. The vessels are made from several clays, grit and stones using simple tools, then decorated with a calm and neutral palette, adding to their serenity.
The Maker Iva Polachova Ceramicist - South East England

Iva Polachova is a London based potter specialising in contemporary ceramics, tableware and decorative vessels. The creative process and rhythm of making are crucial to Iva’s work. She draws inspiration from sculptor Constantin Brancusi on the essential in art and is influenced by artist Paul Klee’s thoughts on the artist distilling from nature. Iva’s work combines balance, clearness, fluidity and tactility. She uses a variety of clays ranging from the refined to the coarse – from porcelain to crank.

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