Second visit to Blythe House

Blythe House - second visitIn my second visit to Blythe House I trawl the Asian showcases for skeuomorphic vessels, and turn up dozens of examples; mostly forms emulating Chinese ceremonial bronze vessels, but also pieces which copy rhinoceros horn, and a Japanese wall vessel which takes the form (and even the wood-grain texture) of a carved wooden Noh mask.

Returning to the ceramic studio I begin to explore this idea, selecting a Byzantine bronze vessel to ‘copy’ in porcelain paperclay. This is something of a digression from the heads project, and I’m not sure where it will lead, but I’m happy to have a second project on the go.