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Plate from ‘Animal Object’ Series

by Fiona Thompson

£240.00

This hand-built non-functional plate is one of a series inspired by taxidermy.

The artwork features a range of delicate birds in differing styles, depicted through layers of printed, painted and drawn imagery. One of the joys of Fiona’s beguiling ceramic pieces is how they reveal themselves gradually – the more you look, the more you see.

The Maker Says

This piece is one of a series inspired by taxidermy. After doing visual research at two venues with significant natural history collections – the D’Arcy Thompson Museum in Dundee and the Bell Pettigrew Museum in St Andrews – I wanted to create vessels to commemorate the animals I saw there.

Earthenware, slips (liquid clay), glazes, under glaze pencil, ceramic ink, lustres and transfers made from Fiona’s own drawings.

Material

Glazes, Ink, Ceramic

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Also by Fiona Thompson

Fiona Thompson

Ceramist

Edinburgh-based ceramic artist Fiona has been crafting unique sculptural vessels for exhibition and commission since the mid-1990s. Each of her imaginatively detailed pieces is a one-off, hand built with multiple layers of surface imagery applied via painting, mono-printing and photographic transfers.

In 2012 Fiona set up Cyan Clayworks, a specialist centre for creative learning and making in north Edinburgh.

Fiona’s work usually focuses around specific themes, using recognisable forms to explore a range of ideas and responses. Her recent projects have been inspired by aspects of travel, tourism, souvenirs and taxidermy collections, building up a fascinating body of artwork with a wide-ranging appeal.

'After doing visual research at two venues with significant natural history collections – the D’Arcy Thompson Museum in Dundee and the Bell Pettigrew Museum in St Andrews – I wanted to create vessels inspired by taxidermy to commemorate the animals I saw there.'

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