ceramic tealight sphere-oxides

$110.10

13 × 13 × 12 cm
1 kg
stoneware glaze

1 in stock

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Description:

This is a hollow sphere – thrown on the wheel with a cradle to hold a standard tea light
The raw stoneware surface has been treated with oxides and refired to create depth and variation in the texture, and a warm glow from the lit tealight.
Looks great on the dinner table or window sill – use it for summer evenings outside with citronella candles or for cosy winter evenings to bring a warm glow to your interiors
Each piece is a one-off – All the pieces are hand thrown on a kick wheel, small variations in size and shape are part of this hand made process and the glazing is all by hand too so slight variations in tone and colour are a natural result. This adds to the unique character of each lovingly made item.

Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 13 × 13 × 12 cm
Care Instructions:

Can be washed carefully by hand
Fits standard 4cm tea light available from most supermarkets

Story:

I had designed these candleholders some time ago but it was only recently that I devised this method of making them on the wheel. They eluded me so often that I had almost given up hope of ever being able to produce them, so they are a particularly favourite piece. Throwing spheres and hollow forms is an interesting meditative activity. Control of the clay, the wheel and the hands all have to work together as they do in most throwing, but here the complex idea of inside/outside, surface and edge collide in one form. At the last moment, before I seal the piece up, I like to blow a long exhale into the top, which gives the form extra buoyancy.I then let the piece dry for sometimes 2 or 3 days before I hollow out the cradle to hold the candle. At that point too, I create a stable base and a small hole to allow the air to escape.
When I make the hole through the clay, there is an audible whisper as the breath that was sealed in is released.
Delivery Costs
P&P cost for one item is indicated above. If you are buying multiple items, the maximum charged is £10 (UK Highlands and Islands) please note that we will refund the balance.

Deliveries
Cost Time
Mainland UK $9.71 5 day(s)
UK Highlands and Islands $12.95 7 day(s)
Western Europe $19.43 7 day(s)
Rest of Europe $19.43 7 day(s)
USA and Canada $38.86 7 day(s)
Far East / Australia-NZ $38.86 7 day(s)
Worldwide $38.86 7 day(s)
Returns

Artist Return Policy : This item can be returned.

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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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