This sculpted work of contemporary design is the work of British studio potter Steve Woodhead.
True to his style, this piece is hand-built as well as hand-thrown. There is highly skilled detail all over, such as each of the feet being coiled before impressing with a grooved surface. The colour palette is a blend of rich royal blue, peacock and powdered watermelon.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Steve Woodhead has been potting since 1980. setting up his workshop after moving to Rugby, UK from Scarborough in 1987. Woodhead enriched his experience exploring various bodies and glazes and became a fellow of the Craft Potters Association in 1993. He developed his own style in 1995, focusing on brightly coloured work in highly original and sometimes eccentric forms.
Woodhead's work is hand-thrown and hand-built, using surface texture to affect the often multi-layered glazes. The colours of his pieces become deeper and more saturated in the lows and thinner on the highs. He biscuit fires his work in an electric kiln and the reduction firing is in a gas kiln at 1,275 to 1,300°C.
Excellent. No chips, cracks, repairs or signs of use - please see photos as part of condition report. The base is impressed with Steve Woodheads 'sw'' mark.
c. 5.9" / 15 cm tall x c. 6.3" / 16 cm length (spout to handle). Base diameter c. 3.6" / 9.2 cm. Unpackaged weight: 0.5 kg / 483 g
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