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Bird Form: Ceramic

£115.00

16 × 10 × 7 cm
218 gm
clay and wood

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Description:

Bird Form: inspired by early British and Cypriot ceramics this one-off piece is made from a variety of clays decorated with oxides.

Reduced to a stylised minimum the body has an almost axe like form.

After the final kiln firing the piece finished with wax and then mounted onto a reclaimed teakwood base

Weight and size include base.

Weight 218 gm
Dimensions 16 × 10 × 7 cm
Deliveries
Cost Time
Mainland UK £12.00 5 day(s)
UK Highlands and Islands £12.00 5 day(s)
Western Europe £.00 NA
Rest of Europe £.00 NA
USA and Canada £30.00 10 day(s)
Far East / Australia-NZ £.00 NA
Worldwide £.00 NA
Returns

Artist Return Policy : This item can be returned.

Under the consumer contract regulations, you have the right to cancel your order up to 14 days from the day you receive your goods.
You could notify us of your wish to cancel the order by emailing us, and then you have further 14 days from the date you notify to return the goods.

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Should you choose to return or exchange your order you will need to deliver the item(s) to the UK, where this seller is based.

Derek Matthews: Crackingpots

Derek Matthews is a Selected Member of The Craft Potters Association.

Many of his ceramics start with a narrative that’s either imagined, half remembered, carefully researched or commissioned.

Working on one piece at a time, every piece he creates is totally unique.

“My output is low and slow”

“I work with a variety of clays into which I often add other fragments of material. These ”inclusions” plus the use of oxides and multiple firings add to the alchemy and often give the clay a distressed or patinated surface.”

A love of whimsy, folk art, religious and tribal art and his background as an illustrator, all go into the mix.

Derek was once described as “Possibly one of the UK’s most successful illustrators that no-one has ever heard of.” For more than forty years, with agents in London ,Tokyo and Toronto he created work for a raft of top flight international and UK clients. The Snappy series of children’s books he illustrated won several awards, sold more than 13 million copies worldwide and even managed an American number one best seller.

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