the life of things - the happy juicer
Hugely influenced by the animism found in the Japanese Shinto religion and in particular the documentation of tool yōkai (tsukumogami) in both ancient and modern Japanese folklore, I see the soul in almost everything; both living and inanimate. My love of the objects around me has led me to try and make some of them in clay; sometimes showing the personalities I always imagine them to have.
A juicer who is quite pleased with her lot - she was inspired by my wooden hand held lemon juicer at home. Lemon is one of my most favourite flavours, and I love the process of getting every last drop out by hand with the juicer. Always in use at ours, and therefore always happy.
Handshaped porcelain piece, decorated with cobalt oxide and a clear glaze to finish. Stamped on reverse with the bear head.
20cm long x 7cm wide
ARTIST'S NOTE: As with most of the things I make, my ceramic pieces retain the look of being handmade and this is a part of their charm. My slab pieces sometimes retain my finger marks or other indentations on the reverse, as well as often retaining the texture of my rolling surface. Please make sure you consult the pictures carefully and that you are happy with the piece before purchasing.