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Bridge Pottery, Wales

Micki Schloessingk Cut-Sided Vase

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A wood-fired stoneware vase with decoratively cut sides, handmade by the renowned potter Micki Schloessingk at her studio in Gower, Wales, C.1990's.

This vase has an abstract & organic form that seems closely related to the earth and to nature; attributes so typical of the finest British pottery of the 20th Century. The shape, reminiscent of a large bud or a beehive, has been skilfully thrown and then artistically sculpted via dramatic & confidently applied cuts. The distinctive cuts give the vase a softly octagonal footprint whilst creating eight decorative facets around the piece. The facets, each beautifully enhanced by the sheen of the salt glaze, are bordered with incised lines which further contribute to the object's character and tangible handmade quality.

A defining feature of this piece is the wood-firing process. Heating a kiln by wood is a slow & unpredictable challenge, yet the unique beauty imparted by the flames onto each pot make it the preferred firing method for many studio potters. The organic beauty of this vase is wonderfully enhanced by the subtle colours, varied textures, distinctive pits and spots, all which are the result of this particular firing method.

Designer: Micki Schloessingk

Manufacturer: Micki Schloessingk, Bridge Pottery 

Year of Design: C. 1998

Date Produced: C. 1998

Colour: Brown, rust, ochre

Height: 16 cm, Diameter: 12.5 cm

Condition: Perfect

Branding: Impressed mark, ‘M’