Summer Versus Winter Vessel

Laura Carlin
Summer Versus Winter 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 Summer Versus Winter Vessel draws its main inspiration from the paintings at Holkham which represent summer and winter. The vessel features illustrated mythological gods representing the seasons, such as the God of the Harvest, and the corn, alongside Autumn and Winter. Laura has also immortalised the extraordinary wildlife of Holkham in this playful and unique, one-off piece.

Material: Earthenware and Glaze
Dimensions: Width: 23cm, Depth: 23cm, Height: 30.5cm
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.