St. Clements


The varied tones and hues in this stunning centrepiece demonstrates the understanding of colour; the awareness and beauty of the every day natural world. Using Yellows and orange to achieve this, the bowl measures 24cm diameter by 14cm high. Should you need further information or more images please contact us.


  • Category: Centrepieces - Landscapes
  • SKU: 190

Price: £450

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Description

Inspiration for Landscapes


As a child I wanted to be a geologist.  My father introduced me to materials and science by bringing home as many different
elements as he could and I remember shiny metals, black carbon and vivid yellow sulphur.

The geology beneath our feet shapes and colours our environment in every way, from the rusty iron of the red Australian outback,
to the sunshine on the ground, not least the rain in the verdant Welsh hills were the folded rocks turn everything upside down.

It was colour and heat that first pulled me towards the furnace at college.  I had gone to work with my hands as a potter, and left
obsessed with fire and glass making.  Over the last 10 years I have travelled and worked with different materials and methods,
but I find myself more at home back in front of the furnace.  When I blow glass the colours in glass behave like layers of rock;
hard and soft, absorbing and transmitting heat just as they do light.

The challenge of my new work is to encourage the form to flow, yet at the same time to allow those layers to pull and draw, a combination
of refinement control and freedom.

Neil Wilkin