About this item:
This hand-sized jug is perfect for taking milk or sauces to the table. The vessel is also ideal as a small flower vase.This jug is illustrated with the Golden Wattle, Australia's national flower. Part of the Acacia family, there are more than 1000 species of wattle growing in almost all parts of Australia.The artist creates these jugs by throwing a cylinder from fine Australian porcelain clay and then altering it into an oval. A pouring spout is formed, and the bottom of the vessel is attached.The exterior surface of the jug is illustrated by hand, using a syringe filled with black slip - a liquid form of clay with an oxide that turns black when fired. In early spring, the Golden Wattle trees flower in a dazzling display of yellow and green, that lines many roads in rural Australia.The artist has highlighted the line drawing with several bright yellow flowers in tribute to our national floral emblem. The interior of the jug has a lively yellow glaze and is fully functional.
Techniques & Glazes:
Black Slip Line Art | Dipped glaze | Illustrated line & colour
This vessel is handmade and unique. It comes with a signed Certificate of Authenticity from the artist.
Authentic, handmade ceramic vessels can show some variation in colour, shape and texture from piece to piece. Artistic authenticity is our goal rather than identical mechanical reproductions.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Frances Smith is an accomplished Australian ceramic artist and teacher. She is academically trained with degrees and diplomas in graphic design and ceramic arts. Formerly head of design for the Seven Network and working for many TV and production companies, she now lives and works in the beautiful NSW seaside village of Kiama.