Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Cry and celebrate my beloved country

Africa, with all it's riches and plights has been weighing on my mind heavily of late. So I have started a series of pinch pots that reflect the bounty and the starvation in the context of eating and serving food.
Here is the first prototype before bisque firing with my reference pic ~ quite surreal. I tried using slip but that was a disaster so I went back to underglaze on the inside.

7 comments:

kat said...

I find that quite a haunting piece. Will be interested to see the rest of the series.

HB said...

Thanks kat, it's meant to evoke an echo. I know it's not my usual but there you go. It's been an eventful few weeks in our land.

Jesse said...

It's beautiful and, yes, haunting is absolutely the right word.

Marie Louise said...

Beautiful work - quite inspired. Just discovering your blog through Kat - you have lots of great posts!

HB said...

Hi there Marie Louise and thank you, sorry it's taken me so long to reply I've been away. I love getting comments on my little blog.

Nina said...

hi - i would like to use this photo for a blog post i am working on - i hope this is ok, of course i will credit and link back - if this is a problem - just let me know and i'll take it down. thanks so much gr8 photo http://mario239303.wordpress.com/

Heloise Bottomley said...

My pleasure, but I would appreciate a link or some written context for the photo.