White Crank Sculptural Form with White Slip I

Bronwen Grieves
White Crank Sculptural Form with White Slip I by Bronwen Grieves is a minimalist sculptural form decorated with white slip, which has been gently rubbed away to suggest a gradual weathering of the piece. Bronwen is inspired by her surroundings, both natural and man-made. She allows the aesthetic of the piece to develop during the making process and the simple finish of the item is purposefully utilitarian in style, referencing industrial machinery such as water towers and dockside machinery.

Material: Crank stoneware, slip
Dimensions: Width: 9cm, Depth: 8cm, Height: 15.5cm
Care Instructions: Dust with feather duster or compressed air can
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The vessels are built up using flattened coils of grogged stoneware clay, incised with vertical or horizontal lines and decorated with white slip rubbed down to reveal the lines and rough texture of the clay. The materiality of Bronwen's work is important to her – she uses gritty clays, which are strong, to hand-build objects that are fragile.
The Maker Bronwen Grieves Ceramicist - East Midlands

Bronwen Grieves is a Nottingham based ceramicist who creates decorative vessels that balance structure with fluidity. Largely self taught, Bronwen has been refining her ideas and process over the course of three decades. Using both organic and manmade forms as a reference point, Bronwen is interested in the plinths, legs and arches which hold up constructions, such as bridges and water-towers, and incorporates these ideas into her forms. Bronwen creates pieces that are purposefully utilitarian in style.