The Stag Beetle & the Hedge Sparrow Vessel

Jacqueline Leighton Boyce
The Stag Beetle & the Hedge Sparrow Vessel by Jacquline Leighton Boyce forms part of a recent body of work inspired by the growth and reproduction of life in English meadows, woodlands and hedgerows during the early summer. This irregular and eye-catching vessel reflects the wild flora which bursts forth and jostles for space in the English countryside. The piece is formed from red terracotta clay, handbuilt and illustrated with dense foliage that you might spot in hedgerows throughout the UK, which subsequently play host to a myriad of insects and fauna.

Material: Terracotta clay, slip, metallic lustres
cm: Width 17cm, Depth 17cm, Height 23cm
inches: Width 6.7in, Depth 6.7in, Height 9.1in
Care Instructions: Wipe with a damp, lint free cloth
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Jacqueline’s ceramics are formed from red terracotta clay and all her work is handbuilt apart from the use of a press mould for plates. To decorate, Jacqueline creates layers of colours and illustrations using slips, underglazes, glazes and metallic lustres.
The Maker Jacqueline Leighton Boyce Ceramicist - South West England

With a BA and MA in Ceramic Design from Central St Martins, Jacqueline Leighton Boyce creates handmade earthenware ceramics, which she decorates with motifs inspired by nature such as birds and flowers. Based in Devon, she draws her inspiration from the surrounding landscape and her pieces are imbued with an appealing rawness. There is a folkloric element to her recent work for The New Craftsmen, which features doves, swifts, dandelions and stags.