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Japanese-inspired Porcelain Vessels

Japanese-inspired Porcelain Vessels

By Emma Falcke


Original artwork

Porcelain with wax resist and glaze

Large - diam 14cm approx - £65 each

Small - diam 10cm approx - £45 each


Emma's early ceramicist days were inspired by the work of British 20th century modernist studio potter, Dame Luci Rie. These vessels are no exception.


Rie's perfectionism and eye for detail enabled her creativity and precision to come to the fore and transformed materials such as clay, stone and minerals into artworks. Emma's Japanese-inspired designs follow the same approach.


In these beautifully-formed vessels, measuring either 14cm or 10cm in diameter, the delicacy of the glazing, enhanced by brushed-on wax-resist markings, makes each piece unique. They have either a plain, pale cream interior or a soft sheen of celadon green.


The bowls are intended as artworks in their own right which can be further enhanced by putting a small tea light in the centre to allow the delicate glow to shine through the porcelain.


    Influenced by a family background of artists, Emma's passion for ceramics started from an early age. Her mother sculpted in the kitchen whilst her father painted in his studio next-door.


    It was a natural step for Emma to study ceramics full time from 1984-1988 at Medway College of Design in Rochester, Kent, now University for the Creative Arts (UCA). She was trained by world experts and visiting lecturers including Colin Pearson, Peter Beard and John Pollox .


    This rich and influential foundation inspired her to set up her own studio in Kent with fellow graduates where she established her business making, selling and exhibiting decorative ceramics for the home and garden.


    In 1997, she relocated to the Midlands, set up her workshop at the Canal Basin in Coventry and began teaching at Warwickshire College. She now runs a successful ceramics department at Warwickshire College and works from her basement studio in Leamington Spa.


    Her work has been exhibited throughout England and she has been involved in mixed exhibitions in France and the USA.

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