Carys Martin Ceramics
Talisman Wall Hanging - Icon
Ceramic Icon | Each piece is unique whilst complimenting the rest of the series. Once the ceramic pieces are completed they are assembled with added found materials.
Dimensions of overall wall hanging - Height 55cm X 24cm Width
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.
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
All items are handmade with love over a number of weeks and fired in my studio in Thornlands in South East Queensland. The clay does not like to be rushed and needs time to dry slowly as each step in the making process is completed. Once finished they are biscuit fired to 1000 degrees before glazing and hiring to 1260 degrees to allow the clay to vitrify and the glazes to develop.
I love to wheel thrown and also to hand build, so often use a combination of techniques. The glazes I made are all hand made using tried and tested recipes, as well as my own recipes I have created to get the colours and textures I desired. The majority of finishes I use have a number of glazes layered over each other to create a unique, one off original finish.
I am continually making and creating new work in my studio, and updating my Etsy 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