Queen Mab: midwife of dreams. A character from English folklore.
Made from mixed earthenware clays with a nod to traditional sprig work pottery. A process in which separate clay motifs are fixed to the main body of the work. Normally these are made in moulds but mine are all hand cut and modelled.
This is the second version of Queen Mab. The previous version is now in a private collection.
There is a subtle hint of oxide colour decoration and the piece has a waxed and polished finish.
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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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