Medium boat form with gills and scalloped edge


16 × 14 × 7.5 cm
368 gm
High-fired stoneware with a variegated pinky earthy glaze

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Small bowl with gills, the piece is formed by pressmoulding the basic shape adding pinched gills. It is decorated with a variegated pink earthy glaze and fired to 1260C in an electric kiln.

Weight 368 gm
Dimensions 16 × 14 × 7.5 cm
Care Instructions:

Wash as ceramic. Not suitable for the dishwasher due to fragile "gills".


The series of “gilled” forms started by looking at organic forms in nature, specifically hidden or less visible forms. This might be something seen under the microscope or in the undergrowth. Gill-like growths are everywhere and they are beautiful! I wanted to capture this in my art. I also want to give the pieces a sense of movement, as if they might scuttle off across the sea floor. This elliptical shape is particularly pleasing with the gills splaying out as they echo the form. The scalloped edge lends added interest and the satin matte glaze adds emphasis to the form. As well as being a visual delight, it is intriguing to hold and explore with the hands, and provides a variety of different viewpoints. It is a form I enjoy exploring and developing with variations.

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Mainland UK $6.61 14 day(s)
UK Highlands and Islands $6.61 14 day(s)
Western Europe $15.67 14 day(s)
Rest of Europe $15.67 14 day(s)
USA and Canada $15.67 14 day(s)
Far East / Australia-NZ $15.67 14 day(s)
Worldwide $15.67 14 day(s)

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A ceramic designer and maker working from her studio in Sheffield, Sarah creates sensuous, tactile and intriguing hand-held sculptures, table top centrepieces and wall-mounted work inspired by hidden forms in nature. Each piece is individually handmade using techniques of slabbing, press-moulding and pinching. Through the meditative creation of the repeated “gills” which encompass the forms, the clay is pushed to its limits; the making process imitates the rhythm and pattern of growth, demonstrating control of the material, whilst also leaving the trace of movement, like imprints in the sand.

The structure is pared back, the glazing restrained, revealing form. Light playing across the forms adds to the sense of movement. Suggestive of bone, coral or the seaside, the work fascinates and inspires, evoking memories to draw the viewer in to touch, to wonder, to connect.

Sarah works in series; however, as in nature, each piece is individually unique.

Work is high-fired to stoneware in an electric kiln.

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