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The Candlestick Maker by ceramicist Alex Sickling is part of a series of work inspired by Victorian markets and tradesmen, and is based on the popular 18th Century nursery rhyme ‘Rub a dub dub’. Early and mid-century Staffordshire pottery influences much of Alex’s work and every ornament is hand-built, giving each character a unique personality.
Material: White earthenware slip
Dimensions: Height: 19cm, Width: 8cm, Depth: 8cm
Care Instructions: Wipe with damp cloth
Each piece is hand built from white earthenware slip clay, then hand painted using a coloured underglaze, with a clear transparent glaze on top.
Alex Sickling is an illustrator and ceramicist based in Newcastle. She explores the process of image making through ceramic objects, creating both functional and decorative pieces, including plates and figurines. Known for her love of Staffordshire pottery, and her fascination with Victorian society, Alex has collaborated with clients such as Anthropologie, the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art and the Hepworth Gallery, Wakefield. She graduated from Leeds College of Art in 2012.
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