Ceramic by Alice Clough

 

This is one of a set of pieces exploring fragility, tenderness and self-care. These pieces are built and burnished by hand. On Beltane, traditionally a time of growth, fertility and new beginnings, the artist cut her long hair. This is something many of us take for granted, but in cultures around the world hair cutting is a highly symbolic act, only done to mark a birth, a death, or a major rite of passage. Hair is understood to contain our consciousness, our spirit. Here, the artist has embedded her hair in unfired porcelain which remains soft and fragile. The burnished porcelain body is, like the human body, easily marked and bruised. Both body and bowl form a gesture of holding, containing, and offering

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£400.00Price
  • Alice Clough

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