Ruth Fairhead - Vase
Hand built ceramic vase by Cambridge based potter Ruth Fairhead.
18 x 12 x 9 cm
"My ceramics are carefully hand built from slabs of clay and reflect my fascination with contrasts - texture with smoothness, sharp edges with sweeping curves, matt with shine, precision with freedom, delicacy with strength, gentleness with impact.
Surfaces on each piece are imprinted with pattern using linocuts, which are often historically referenced. I use glazes that enhance the ridges and troughs of the imprinted clay, selecting the right glazes after many test and experiments. Colour, texture and contrast are all very important to me and I often use a matt underglaze against the high shine of glaze. Mixing just the right underglaze colour to complement the glaze brings another aspect of experimentation and I find it incredibly satisfying when a combination comes together."