One of Elena's iconic styles, hand moulded with a hollow inside then sliced off to create the faceted exterior and finished with a Shino glaze*.
Elena’s aim is not perfection, on the contrary, her belief is 'imperfections make the bowls come alive, make them easier to relate to, make them more human. 'Nature’s perfection lies within its own asymmetry.'
Faceted Vase: Approx. Size: W 100 x H 200 mm
Faceted Cup: Approx. Size: D 80 x H 70 mm
Handmade in Auckland, New Zealand
*Shino glaze originates from the late 16th century in the Mino region of Japan where it’s loosely thrown pots and spontaneous decorations were perfectly suited to the wabi-sabi aesthetics of the ruling Zen Buddhist tea masters of that era.
Photo by Liz Clarkson