This large vase is decorated in a majolica-style technique in a white glaze base with gum leaves hand-painted in blue. Glass beads have been threaded through holes in the lower neck to add to the decorative effect. The final touch has been added in a third firing as gold lustre on the rim and foot.
This vessel is handmade and unique.
Authentic, handmade ceramic vessels can show some variation in colour, shape and texture from piece to piece. Artistic authenticity is our goal rather than identical mechanical reproductions.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Frances Smith is an accomplished Australian ceramic artist and teacher. She is academically trained with degrees and diplomas in graphic design and ceramic arts. She now lives and works in the beautiful NSW seaside village of Kiama.