Carys Martin Ceramics
Talisman Wall Hanging - Tree Of Life (Shades of Blue and Gold)
A talisman is an object that someone believes holds magical properties that bring good luck to the possessor or protect the possessor from evil or harm. Throughout human history and across all cultures, a multitude of magical rituals have been conducted for different purposes and intentions. Magic rituals led to the appearance of magical objects such as amulets which are still believed to have different warding or welcoming properties, and are thought to be able to help the wearer in various regards.
The tree of life is a symbol of a fresh start on life, positive energy, good health and a bright future. As a symbol of immortality. A tree grows old, yet it bears seeds that contain its very essence and in this way, the tree becomes immortal. As a symbol of growth and strength.
Dimensions of overall wall hanging - height 50cm x width 22cm
Dimensions of ceramic tree only - height 23cm x width 22cm
Tree Of Life | This wall hanging is made by hand throwing a slab of clay and then cutting the design. The pattern is applied using different colour clay slips, hand cut Japanese tissue transfer and hand painted oxide. I use wax resist to build up the layers of pattern. The liquid gold lustre is applied and left to cure before firing for the third time. Each piece is unique whilst complimenting the rest of the series. Once the ceramic pieces are completed they are assembled with added found materials.
This is a piece that takes many stages and processes to create and the end result showcases the care and love that has gone into its production.
Our beautiful keepsake box has been specifically designed for our Talisman Wall Hangings and is made with recycled materials and soy based inks. All artwork is original and designed and drawn by Carys. We worked with local Brisbane designers and manufactures whose environmental and ethical values align with ours. In using our bespoke packaging we are reducing the packaging needed and helping to spread our message, sharing the joy and creating awareness.
I am continually making and creating new work in my studio, and updating my shop with the latest creations hot out of the kiln. Follow me and see all the behind the scenes processes involved in making my pieces on Instagram @CarysMartinCeramics