Clay Guillemot Egg on Kuri-nuki Plinth (WGE4)
The Guillemot egg is inspired by Wayne’s study of the real eggs in a museum and has a lightly polished finish which contrasts with the rough ceramic ‘rock’ plinth.
In nature, Guillemots lay their eggs on cliff ledges. Eggs have unique markings so mothers can identify their eggs.
This ceramic egg is very smooth and tactile. It was saggar fired – surrounded by colourants, wrapped in foil then heated in the raku kiln, making each one unique.
The smoke-fired plinth, inspired the cliffs of the Isle of May, is carved from a single piece of clay – known as the kuri-nuki method.
(WGE4) Raku egg 9.5cm high, 5.5 widest diameter. Raku plinth 13 x 8.5 x 3.5cm
Please note: these ceramics are not food safe or water tight.