Botanical Bottles

This collection of porcelain wheel thrown bottles features our unique Australian flora. I have focused on the Eucalyptus for these works, exploring the flowering and budding process. This work is painted instead of carved, using a variety of stains and oxides in cobalt blue and black to build up a layered design, almost like a watercolour painting with different tones and depth.  Using Southern Ice porcelain clay, which has been wheel thrown and sanded ultra smooth before painting, the design has a beautiful contrast between crisp white and monotone colour, as well as matte and gloss surface. These works look great on their own, or as a collection, and can also be used to feature a single bloom