Stoneware Bottle with Handle and a Shino Glaze
Made by Rory Shearer
Hand thrown shino glazed bottle with handle, Hand made by Rory Shearer in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Earthy red slip surrounds the piece with a splash of off-white. The body is covered with a shino glaze adding a subtle pearlescent hint with almost metallic like spotted detail.
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.