The ceramics shown in this gallery serve as an exemplar of genre and may have been sold. Similar pieces are available for sale or can be commissioned.

Landscape ceramics

Wheal Prosper Engine House 1860

Wheal Prosper Engine House 1860

This work draws its inspiration from the Cornish landscape - both natural and manmade. The natural environment is a constant source of inspiration for form, colour and texture for work in clay and results in many different outcomes. The Engine House Bottles are influenced by the architecture of the pump houses for the now discarded tin mines. Geometric marks on their surfaces refer to industrial activity and the use of clay slips and metal oxides echo the colour and texture of the landscape.

TECHNICAL

The work is once fired in a reduction atmosphere to Orton cone 10.

Ben Barker - Engine House Bottle - 21cm H Ben Barker - Vertical Form - 38cm H Ben Barker - Bowl - 21cm D Ben Barker - Slab Pot - 26cm H Ben Barker - Engine House Bottle - 31cm H Ben Barker - Cliff Form - 27cm W
Ben Barker - Engine House Bottle - 19cm H Ben Barker - Men an Tol - 42cm W Ben Barker - Landscape Form - 41cm W Ben Barker - Bowl - 24cm D Ben Barker - Engine House Bottle - 22cm H Ben Barker - Landscape Form - 28cm W

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