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Stoneware Jar Salt


Made by Tracey Johnston

Stoneware Jar, ‘Salt’ by Tracey Johnston. Handmade in County Down.

Number 1 of a series of 10.

Approximate measurements; height 28cm, width 28cm


Stoneware, multiple glazes.

“Originally inspired by an old rusting RNLI boat abandoned on the shore of Ringhaddy, Strangford Lough, an attributed to the seaside corrosive nature of salt. Salt on your skin has healing properties too and although it turns metal to rust green and eats into boat hulls, a number of wild swimmers leave the salt on their skin for the rest of the day.” – Tracey Johnston.

About the maker:

Tracey Johnston is a Northern Irish Landscape Ceramic Artist who works with nature to make vessels that seek to connect us with our natural surroundings in the areas of discovery, survival and function. Our Irish landscape tells a fascinating story of years of exposure to change, through the elements and human interaction. The artist wants not only to replicate the beauty of our landscape and coastlines, but also incapsulate the emotions and reasons we have for living in, walking on and retreating to it.

Working with stoneware, throwing, casting and hand building, using oxides to colour with the added dimension of glazing and multiple firings, Tracey’s work is unpredictable and organic just like the landscape she is influenced by.

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