Beau Ideal with cutout decoration
Slab-built ceramic vessel based on the female nude form in earthenware. Decorated with black and white clay slips.
The piece was allowed to dry to leather hard. then I cut out the "white" shapes from paper and used these as a "resist" when painting over with the black. The surfaced was then burmished (polished) and carefully the paper pulled away to reveal the white clay slip underneath. Glazed inside.
To me, this piece is balanced somehow - A current favourite!
Height 11 inches