The Cosmos

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Shaina Lipsey

The Cosmos


Set of 7 nesting bowls

Each bowl holds within it, its own mini cosmos... These 7 stoneware bowls are both functional and decorative. They can be displayed and/or put to use. They'll do double duty as mixing and serving bowls or as decorative pieces. Keep them together for visual impact or scatter them throughout your home. The luscious glaze will reveal something new every time you look at it.

Cone ^6 Stoneware, mixed glaze application.

bowl 1 - Height 2 cm, Width 4.7 cm, Weight 21 gm
bowl 2 - Height 3 cm, Width 6.7 cm, Weight 64 gm
bowl 3 - Height 4 cm, Width 9.3 cm, Weight 119 gm
bowl 4 - Height 5.5 cm, Width 13 cm, Weight 254 gm
bowl 5 - Height 7.5 cm, Width 16.7 cm, Weight 550 gm
bowl 6 - Height 9.5 cm, Width 21.4 cm, Weight 865 gm
bowl 7 - Height 11 cm, Width 25.7 cm, Weight 1.3 kg


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Artist's Statement

I create functional ware in both mid fire porcelain and stoneware. Colour and texture play a large role in my designs and I aim to create forms that call out to be handled and touched and used. Most of my pieces hold a subtle surprise that your eyes may not have noticed, but your hands will find. In creating texture on a piece of smooth stone, I aim to engage with the user every time my pieces are held. It’s a reminder that we are all connected; from my hands and heart to yours.

In my most recent work I’ve been exploring how decoration can influence form. My shapes have responded to my love of decoration by becoming more vertical, providing an expanded surface that acts as my canvas. In the search for more surfaces that provide opportunities for adding colour, I will even add a horizontal plane to the rim of a bowl. I love the juxtaposition of bold colours and textures against the smooth calm and white of porcelain. I often take my inspiration for colour from Impressionist paintings.

I aim to imbue my stoneware with a sense of movement that can be seen in the flow of the glaze as it turns to glass. Taking a strong influence from the clean lines of Asian ceramics and the fun of FiestaWare, my shapes are more organic but the fun (and often vibrant colour) remains.

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