Tom’s Midnight Garden Pot

Made in 2009 Sold to a private collection.

Heavy cobalt oxide application on this small vase has created an almost matt cratered sky around the plants. Named Tom’s Midnight Garden from the fantasy novel by Philippa Pearce.

Coil built in red Staffordshire Earthenware clay and decorated with coloured slips. Slip trailing, painting and scraffito techniques were used in the decoration. It is the first piece to be made on this theme. Glazed with a transparent high gloss glaze to 1120°C oxidation firing.