The round vase is part of series of unique creations by acclaimed ceramic artist Alex McCarthy. The piece takes shape in Devon, England, where it’s formed with simple profile and fired several times at different temperatures.
McCarthy draws inspiration from everyday textures – from tree bark to natural rocks and crackling paint – to inspire the highly textured surface. The left-to-chance crackle finish gives the design a tactile quality and means each creation is one of a kind.
A work of beautiful contrasts, the piece gives its raw surface with a polished twist with a trickle of metallic paint, which flows fluidly down the design and adds to the sense of spontaneous beauty.