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Box with Head: ceramic

£210.00

17 × 8 × 9.57 cm
349 gm
earthenware clays and natural oxides

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Description:

Box with Head: a box for secrets. This totally unique piece is made from a mixture of clays and oxides.

The lid has a faintly antique bronze quality to it courtesy of the oxides I’ve used.

By contrast I’ve allowed all the variations and imperfections of the clay mixture to show through on the base.

After its final firing I waxed and polished this piece to give its surface a subtle sheen.

Weight 349 gm
Dimensions 17 × 8 × 9.57 cm
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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 £35.00 10 day(s)
Far East / Australia-NZ £.00 NA
Worldwide £.00 NA
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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

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

My output is low and slow. I will occasionally return to a theme but, unless specifically designed as a set, every piece I create is totally unique.

I am always interested in taking on commissioned work especially of a commemorative nature.

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

I work with a variety of clays into which I often add other fragments of additional 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.

Once described as “Possibly one of the UK’s most successful illustrators that no-one has ever heard of” Derek Matthews has worked for a raft of top flight clients from Tokyo to Toronto. The Snappy series of children’s books he illustrated sold more than 13 million copies worldwide including an American number one best seller.

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