William Cups

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Anne Nicol

William Cups


 These cups are sophisticated, fun and functional. The decoration of spiraling lines and scrolls feel somehow magical.

This work was inspired by the stylized evocation of William Morris' flower patterns. My love of calligraphy and the 18th century motifs reappear in a lot of my work.

" Have nothing in your houses that you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful."     William Morris

Hand drawn flowers were coated in resist, black background was airbrushed with black underglaze, resist removed and black details and more decoration was painted and a custom light blue glaze to finish.

Porcelain, resist, underglaze, mist blue glaze, 24ct gold rim
Cone 6 Oxidation
Cone .017 luster firing
Individual Cup    H - 3.5" x W- 3" weight- 7 oz. / 200g
Set of 6        Weight 2.6 lbs. / 1200g

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Artist's Statement

As a ceramicist, I love to create whimsical one-of-a-kind fun, functional and ornate art pieces. My background as a designer, calligrapher and painter informs my sense of colour, texture, shape and form while also lending focus and professionalism to my work. What I enjoy most about clay as a medium is that it allows me to constantly explore new and challenging decorative techniques to express my innate creativity.

As a teacher and artist, pottery offers me a flexible, inspiring outlet in which to lose myself as I become completely immersed into the creative process. I find great pleasure in sharing my knowledge and igniting the imaginations of students. It is always rewarding to see the outcome of their own creative journeys.

I am a studio potter and teacher at LOAM Clay Studio and an active volunteer with the Ottawa Guild of Potters, when not working with our family business, Crossford Construction.

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