Jacob and the Angel: ceramic sculpture


13.5 × 9 × 17.5 cm
517 gm
Mixed clays and oxides with a solid teak wood base.

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I wanted to create a piece that involved two identical flat elements interacting with each other and Jacob and the Angel seems appropriate.

This piece has an alternative and perhaps more telling title: The battle between ability and ambition.

Made from a variety of clays and oxides. The use of local unrefined clay has given the piece an almost rusty metallic feel. The sculpture is mounted on base made from reclaimed teak.

Weight 517 gm
Dimensions 13.5 × 9 × 17.5 cm
Care Instructions:

Dimensions include wood base

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Mainland UK €17.07 5 day(s)
UK Highlands and Islands €17.07 5 day(s)
Western Europe NA NA
Rest of Europe NA NA
USA and Canada €39.82 10 day(s)
Far East / Australia-NZ NA NA
Worldwide NA NA

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

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