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Small ‘Within’ vessel, porcelain by Elaine Bolt

This is the final piece that I bought on my wonderful trip to Handmade in Britain a few weeks ago. It was a pleasure to meet Elaine as I have been following her blog for a while. Sometimes it is difficult to express the complexity of a pot in a single photograph. This one at first appears so simple… but it is really a series of contrasts: smooth to the touch, but with a sharp outer rim; a light celadon exterior, but a dark mysterious interior; perfectly and regularly shaped, but with a broken and uneven opening. I love it.

One day I hope to own one of her sets of ‘objects’ too, but I need to do some saving first.

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