Inspired by the brilliant, shifting colors of the Tanami Desert of Central Australia, this small vessel by Pippin Drysdale seems to glow with the light of another world.
A master of her craft, Drysdale first bisques the form, making it white and taking care that it is as pure as possible before the repetitive and painstaking process of applying glaze. The inside of the vessel is coated by pouring in glaze, swirling it to coat the vessel and pouring out the excess. When the inner surface is dry, Drysdale sprays the outside with glaze in several layers before hand-painting with liquid glaze and feathering it out with a wet sponge. Finally, Drysdale uses a boxcutter blade to incise on each small painted patch of the vessel, brushing out the channels with another fine brush, before firing the piece for a final time.
Bisque-fired and glazed porcelain open form with hand-cut, glaze painted, fine crevices
6″ high x 7″ diameter