Carys Martin Ceramics
Height 23cm high
This Apothecary Jar is a work of original art in its own right, that will bring a touch of magic to any home. The vessel and lid are both wheel thrown separately to exact dimensions so that they work together. The decoration on this piece is achieved through many layers of underglaze, sgraffito and glazes, with multiple firings to create an ancient textured look. The suede threading hold the lid closed and keeping its secrets inside, it can be untied to realease the lid.
Our inspiration is drawn from the natural environment, ancient artefacts and cultures, along with the myriad options for surface design and finish. Carys originally trained as a printmaker and this often shows through in the detail of the surface decoration. She is drawn to contrasts and moments in time where different cultures overlap. You will find raw clay surfaces contrasting with a shiny, smooth glaze finish or highly decorated surfaces alongside negative space. The inspiration behind many of her pieces stem from growing up in a remote Cumbrian hamlet, where relics, stories and folklore were commonplace.