Natalie Blake Studios FRUITS 150dpi6x6

Vessels Catalogue

Welcome to our online catalogue of Natalie's vessels, platters and bowls. Please contact the studio if you are interested in commissioning any of these pieces. Please note that the handmade quality of the work means that not every piece will be the same. Your piece will be one-of-a-kind, made just for you! To view pieces that we have in stock to sell from the website, visit our "Buy Onlinelink, under the purchasing tab above. "What brings me back to the thrown vessel time after time is the possibility of capturing the poise and vibrancy of clay as it expands outwards on the wheel. The sculptural components and layered colors create a lush depth of surface, an inviting texture, and a sense of three-dimensional space. My carving has been referenced to folded fabric, conjuring the image of expandability through breath. By using the thrown form as canvas, images are influenced by the same intuitive tools used to create three-dimensional as well as two-dimensional expressions. The particular curves of the thrown piece influence the choice and movement of my texture or design over each unique form. My pieces are thrown in porclelain, carved, fired with surfaces in rich colors, and finished with hand built lids. My carving is inspired by aquatic, botanical, industrial, and mythical elements. Oxidation firing with layered glazes at cone 04 and 6."    —  Natalie Blake     Click the image to watch Natalie carve a vessel (in 52 seconds flat!):   Natalie Blake carving a ceramic vessel