Tsubo Form with Textured Surface
Made by Rory Shearer
Hand built tsubo form with textured surface, Hand made by Rory Shearer in Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
Light grey slip overlaids an earthy red, subtle textural marks reveal tones of red underneath while pulling up a mottled roughness through the clay. The body is covered with a shino glaze adding a subtle pearlescent hint to the piece.
Concentrating on surface, Rory’s 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 25cm, depth 15cm
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.