Juxtaposing a highly textured surface with a platinum lustre, this ceramic creation by Alex McCarthy artfully unites raw and polished elements.
The unique Ravine vase is work of ceramic artist Alex McCarthy. Each design tells its own story and is crafted in Devon with a simple profile, then fired several times at different temperatures.
The artist looks to textures that surround us - from tree bark to natural rocks and crackling paint - to inspire the highly textured surface. A left-to-chance crackle finish gives the piece a tactile quality and spontaneous beauty.
Raw vs. Polish
The vase showcases contrasting textures and an exquisite blue and silver colour combination. Metal oxides are used to add depth while a trickle of platinum lustre gives the raw design a polished twist.