Tudor Green Tulipiere VI

John Wheeldon
£580
Tudor Green Tulipiere VI is part of a new collection by Derbyshire-based ceramicist, John Wheeldon. His focus on the new ‘Tudor Green’ glaze came from his collection of sherds glazed in green that he started as a young boy. His intrigue began when he was given a sherd by an archaeologist working in York Minster, while he was still at school. Ever since that moment, he has continued to collect sherds glazed in the rich green shade, ranging from periods as early as the Roman era up until the early 16th century. The tulipiere is a decorative yet functional centrepiece, which comes to life when layered with blooms, resulting in a simple yet seductive floral arrangement.


Material: Earthenware, glaze
Dimensions:
cm: Diameter 17.5cm, Height 22cm
inches: Diameter 6.9in, Height 8.7in
Care Instructions: Carefully handwash and be mindful of the fragile flower spouts. This one-off piece comes apart in the middle so that water can be added to the base and can be easily cleaned.
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Process

The Tudor Green Tulipiere collection is hand thrown with clay sourced from Stoke-On-Trent. John decorates the tulipieres by adding copper to a lead glaze, which react together to create the distinctive tudor green colour. The holes are individually hand-cut and added with precision by hand. The drying time for each component differs; meaning the piece takes many hours to complete to ensure it fires without breaking. John has manufactured his own tools based on examples of those typically used in Britain in the 18th century. The imprint of his roulette wheel creates this collection's signature motif.
The Maker John Wheeldon Ceramicist - East Midlands

Creating tableware that contemporises traditional 18th century creamware designs, Derbyshire-based ceramicist John Wheeldon draws inspiration from early pioneers in the field, such as Josiah Wedgewood, Thomas Whieldon and William Greatbach. To decorate his work, John has manufactured his own specialist tools, such as roulettes and handle dies, based on examples found in museums originating from the 1700s.