Medium Bottle Form with Handle
Made by Rory Shearer
Hand thrown shino glazed medium bottle form with handle, Hand made by Rory Shearer in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Light grey/blue slip overlaid over red with a splash of off-white, incise marks are slashed to reveal the red underneath. The body is covered with a shino glaze adding a subtle pearlescent hint to the piece.
Concentrating on surface, his pieces are no longer just containers, but are hollow forms that you want to pick up, touch, move your hand over the surface and examine the exterior. Rory’s work shares characteristics with large abstract painting, beautiful from a distance but compelling you to look ever closer.
Teapot – height: 25cm, width 14cm
About the maker
Rory Shearer studied Ceramics at the Ulster College of Art and Design, Belfast, Northern Ireland. His work is wheel based and rooted in the tradition of Bernard Leach. He creates functional pieces with a Japanese or Asian aesthetic and his work embodies an integrity and honesty only found in the work of a Master Potter.