This piece is inspired by the industrial machinery at Coldharbour Mill. The surface is covered in a pattern of many repeated squares of different sizes echoing the rhythm of factory sounds and moving parts. Its’ surface has an industrial-feel created using a dark glaze with a strong metallic-like surface. The vessel is hand-built from slabs of earthenware clay with many layers of blue and cream slip added, and glazes. Each layer undergoes a separate firing. Some layers are worn away in parts to bring a sense of history to the surface. The mark-making gets larger as the eye travels up the piece, suggestive of a crescendo of factory noises the nearer you get to the moving looms. Rhythm I belongs to my Coldharbour Collection which is a series of unique one-off limited edition ceramic sculptures which celebrate and shine a light on weaving skills. It's inspired by my time at Coldharbour Mill, near Tiverton – one of the oldest working woollen mills in the UK – where I spent a year learning about the skilled job of weaving.
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