Dinner Plate by Nicola Gillis
Stoneware slab dinner plate, sealed with a white, matte dolomite glaze and decorated with painterly black oxide marks in a looping pattern.
Approx. diameter: 16 cm
Each plate has been shaped and glazed by hand. There may be variations in size, shape and pattern, which enhances the delightful individuality of the work.
"To make my work I use warm, stoneware clay. As I delight in the preparation and sharing of food with friends and family, I consider first what I would like to use in my home. Then, what process I will use: slab, coil, carve or wheel thrown, choosing what clay character to manifest in each different piece. I develop the surface with oxide brush marks and wax resist.
I draw inspiration from traditional terracotta slipware with its bold and colourful marks and Japanese tableware, where there is a specific purpose for each vessel and pleasure is drawn from individuality." - Nicola Gillis