Bowl Evolution
Bowl Evolution
Bowl Evolution
Bowl Evolution

Inspiration
The Sculpture series ‘Bowl Evolution’ follows my development into plaster mould making and the history of the bowl form. The simplicity in the curvaceous form allows me to experiment by manipulating the traditional nature of the shape, pushing the viewer to experience the form in new ways. The piece unites pattern and form, allowing the viewer to see multiple viewpoints at once. In my practice, I aim to unify pattern and form in my print and ceramic works to create a ‘Dynamic Equilibrium’, a balance between 2d and 3d design. The bringing together of colour, pattern and form in coordination and absolute equivalence is critical in allowing me to unite sculptural forms and my drawn patterns in a new dimension that is both flat and solid.

Outline of Process
I use plaster moulds of found forms to create my sculptures, and I use clay slip to take a solid imprint of the plaster mould. The forms are then joined and fired in the kiln and then decorated with underglazes. When the clay is still soft I cut away sections to change how the viewer sees the bowl form, allowing insights into otherwise hidden aspects of the form. I use reclaimed hardwoods to display the pieces, bridging the gap between the traditional methods of displaying sculpture and ceramic forms.

Time required to create the work
12 weeks


Bowl Evolution

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£805.00
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£805.00
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By Aphra O'Connor

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The price listed here is the full price, of which you pay 25% now and the remaining 75% upon receipt of the finished work.

Medium: Clay, plaster moulds

Size: 18cm high (withouth stand), 20cm wide, 24cm deep

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  • Inspiration
    The Sculpture series ‘Bowl Evolution’ follows my development into plaster mould making and the history of the bowl form. The simplicity in the curvaceous form allows me to experiment by manipulating the traditional nature of the shape, pushing the viewer to experience the form in new ways. The piece unites pattern and form, allowing the viewer to see multiple viewpoints at once. In my practice, I aim to unify pattern and form in my print and ceramic works to create a ‘Dynamic Equilibrium’, a balance between 2d and 3d design. The bringing together of colour, pattern and form in coordination and absolute equivalence is critical in allowing me to unite sculptural forms and my drawn patterns in a new dimension that is both flat and solid.

    Outline of Process
    I use plaster moulds of found forms to create my sculptures, and I use clay slip to take a solid imprint of the plaster mould. The forms are then joined and fired in the kiln and then decorated with underglazes. When the clay is still soft I cut away sections to change how the viewer sees the bowl form, allowing insights into otherwise hidden aspects of the form. I use reclaimed hardwoods to display the pieces, bridging the gap between the traditional methods of displaying sculpture and ceramic forms.

    Time required to create the work
    12 weeks