Blue Aloe (Blou Alwyn)
Blue Aloe (Blou Alwyn) Large Vase
Growing up on Blyderiver nature reserve in South Africa and being surrounded by the diverse plants and wildlife has forever left a mark on Carina soul. This comes back with this piece where she carved an Aloe from memory onto porcelain clay.
Carina’s approach to making is intuitive and organic. Using porcelain slip clay, her pieces evolve through processes of applying slip mixed with cobalt carbonate and copper carbonate. Through using sgraffito and allowing the material to dictate, she embraces the meditative aspect of the work, so that a natural progression takes place from clay to vessel. Allowing the lily and palm design to form. She then does a risky high firing (1350’C) ‘vitrifying’ where the clay is being ‘vitrified ’. This brings out the luminosity of the porcelain clay and makes it sing when tapping the vessel.
Please note: That each piece is unique and might differ slightly from the photo.
- Handmade item, One of a kind
- Primary color: White
- Secondary color: Blue, White
- Occasion: Wedding, Anniversary, Birthday
- Height: 29 Centimeters
- Width: 15 Centimeters
- Materials: Porcelain Clay, Oxide, Glaze
- Ships worldwide from The Netherlands