Medium Feather Vase by Jean White


A beautiful blue vase made from Parian, featuring sprigged feathers in white. All of Jean's sprigged ceramic details are created using hand carved moulds.

Dimensions: (H) 13 x (W) 10 x (D) 8 cm

Jean is a designer-maker working in ceramics. She has recently completed an MA Design: Craft at Manchester Metropolitan University, having previously worked as a professional illustrator.

"I work to raise awareness of the conservation status of red-list British bird species, species which are threatened. As a keen birdwatcher I have seen the decline in bird numbers first-hand, since I was a child in the 1960s. I reference the traditional processes employed in Wedgwood’s Jasperware, combining sprigged work with clean contemporary shapes. My images rely on the visual similarity of fossils to the low relief of ceramics sprigs, creating a metaphor for the threat to our native birds’ existence." - Jean White