County Derry Porcelain Plate
Made by Anna Smyth
Hand thrown porcelain plate finished with transfer of County Derry map, blue glaze and gold lustre detail. “They are about connection to place, root and memory; represented by extracts of old local maps. The birds of gold or platinum lustre symbolise those who leave and return again to our island, as generations have done”. Handmade by Anna Smyth in County Down, Northern Ireland.
Diameter 15.5cm, Depth 1.5cm
About the maker:
“I thrive in the creative process of making, with clay.
Often my work is spontaneous, emotive, triggered by a thought or event, or by an atmosphere in which there is a sensory stimulus.
In clay I find an outlet for expression of these inner responses; another voice with which I can speak, in a visual, three dimensional language.
Weaving between handbuilt and thrown work, I strive to demonstrate a balance of skill, attention to detail and a true passion for my craft.