Sue Blatherwick – Ceramic Beaker with blue slip

£24.00

Terracotta beaker thrown on the wheel and decorated with a white and blue slip, with a clear glaze. The lovely flourish of blue is applied using a soft hake brush or a slip trailer .

I love the loose and free gesture of this simple decoration and the clear, bright colours too.

Beakers are good for coffee, good for wine. There’s something lovely and comforting about using a beaker rather than a vessel with a handle or stem. More connected, more tactile.

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Terracotta beaker thrown on the wheel and decorated with a white and blue slip, with a clear glaze. The lovely flourish of blue is applied using a soft hake brush and I love the loose and free gesture of this simple decoration and the clear, bright colours too.

Beakers are good for coffee and equally good for wine! There’s something lovely and comforting about using a beaker rather than a vessel with a handle or stem.

More connected, more tactile.

 

Sue Blatherwick a fine artist/ceramicist working from her studio workshop in the Peak District. Her work is informed by the place she lives, her interests in the land, and by issues relating to the environment – local, global, cultural, political. Shes currently making slip-decorated earthenware ceramics, exploring the possibilities with slip as a media for working on the clay surface, the fluidity of marks, and the wonders and variations achieved through firing, using traditional techniques in contemporary ways.

Sue grew up with ceramics and has studied ceramics, fine art, pedagogy, and undertaken ceramics history research too. An enquiring and interesting creative who has always maintained her own practice, following a self-driven path, which has included painting, drawing, installation, photography, and the use of found materials. When not producing her own work she also likes to work with others in community art projects. As an Associate Artist with British Ceramics Biennial she has worked with a team of other potters and artists on ‘The Tactile Project Space’ – a tile making activity for the public to engage in, with ecological and environmental considerations and connections with Stoke-on-Trent’s rich tile making heritage.