Volcanic Bottle I

Alison Lousada
£1,200
Volcanic Bottle I is a decorative ceramic piece crafted by ceramicist Alison Lousada. A raw, yet elegant vessel, inspired by the clay itself and the reaction between the glaze and volcanic matter, Icelandic landscapes and German studio pottery from the 70s. Alison takes care to leave brush marks, splashes and raw edges, in order to capture the imperfections of the maker’s mark.


Material: Crank stoneware
Dimensions:
cm: Diameter 21cm, Height 48cm
inches: Diameter 8.3in, Height 18.9in
Care Instructions: Dust using compressed air spray

Process

This one-off piece is part thrown, part hand built by Alison using a heavily grogged clay which creates a stable base for the layering of glazes and slips. Areas of the vessel are left unglazed before it goes through multiple firings to create Alison’s signature textural layers.
The Maker Alison Lousada Ceramicist - London

Alison Lousada creates raw and elegant stoneware vessels, inspired by African and Japanese ceramics and Icelandic landscapes. Following a successful 15 year career designing printed textiles for Stella McCartney and Clements Ribeiro, her passion for ceramics grew from ‘anti fashion therapy’ to a full time profession under the guiding eye of Nicola Tassie. In 2016 Alison set up her ceramics studio to develop her practice of coarse textured stoneware vessels further.

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