Moon Jar Exploration 3
Moon Jar Exploration 3
Moon Jar Exploration 3
Moon Jar Exploration 3
Moon Jar Exploration 3

Inspiration
Ceramics by their very nature are innately permanent; this material will certainly far outlive me so how can one ensure that something so permanent continues to be of benefit to such a fluid society. This body of work attempts to accomplish just that.

Visually inspired in equal parts by Scandinavian utilitarianism and oriental aesthetic philosophy are clashed together; the work explores perfection and imperfection, function and decoration, form and surface. Through exploring these juxtapositions, the work attempts to understand lasting beauty in a disposable society.

Outline of Process
This piece will be thrown by hand on the potter's wheel from porcelain. Once left to firm the form will then be turned, giving a silky smooth surface. It will then be fired, painted with black stain and marked with underglaze pencil, creating the dynamic surface. After which the inside will be glazed with a clear glaze ensuring ease of use and providing a subtle contrast with the matt unglazed exterior. When making a piece I like to respond to the clay in the moment, so the exact characteristics of the form and the brushwork will depend upon the way the material reacts at that specific moment. The attached sketches will provide a feeling for the piece, though they are not exact diagrams to reproduce.

Time required to create the work
12 weeks


Moon Jar Exploration 3

Regular price
£805.00
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£805.00
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By James Duck

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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: Porcelain

Size: 50cm high, 50 cm wide, 50cm long

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  • Inspiration
    Ceramics by their very nature are innately permanent; this material will certainly far outlive me so how can one ensure that something so permanent continues to be of benefit to such a fluid society. This body of work attempts to accomplish just that.

    Visually inspired in equal parts by Scandinavian utilitarianism and oriental aesthetic philosophy are clashed together; the work explores perfection and imperfection, function and decoration, form and surface. Through exploring these juxtapositions, the work attempts to understand lasting beauty in a disposable society.

    Outline of Process
    This piece will be thrown by hand on the potter's wheel from porcelain. Once left to firm the form will then be turned, giving a silky smooth surface. It will then be fired, painted with black stain and marked with underglaze pencil, creating the dynamic surface. After which the inside will be glazed with a clear glaze ensuring ease of use and providing a subtle contrast with the matt unglazed exterior. When making a piece I like to respond to the clay in the moment, so the exact characteristics of the form and the brushwork will depend upon the way the material reacts at that specific moment. The attached sketches will provide a feeling for the piece, though they are not exact diagrams to reproduce.

    Time required to create the work
    12 weeks