Ceramic Light House Antikythera
Another amazingly detailed piece from Romina of Fruitfire, NZ. This 3-dimensional decorative Light House acknowledges the Edison bulb and the Antikythera mechanism which is an ancient Greek hand-powered orrery, described as the oldest example of an analogue computer used to predict astronomical positions and eclipse decades in advance.
These decorative lighthouses are easily hung from a hole at the back, and self-prop level with the wall.
Romina, assemble, glaze and fire each piece in her home studio and makes all her own molds from hand-sculpted shapes and found objects. These form the various components that come together to make one vessel.
Romina uses a porcelain clay slip and mixes her own colours using stains and some commercial glazes and lusters.
Each piece takes many hours of hands-on time as well as 3-5 firings to complete. Because her vessels are 100% handmade, no two are identical and slight imperfections are part and parcel of each object. Each vessel is fired to 2160°F (1185°C) in an electric kiln and is safe for functional use.
SIZE: approx 180mm x 100mm x 11mm
Hole in back for hanging. Click here for info on Fruitfire and to see more of the range.
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