Jonathan Middlemiss

ceramic vessels - Lapland theme 2008


New developments of my work include a range of vessels using added materials from the location in Lapland (Finland). I am developing a project on wilderness and responses to wilderness. The earliest Pit-combed ware of that area is over 6,000 years old. It was made using very poor tertiary clays and decorated by simple scored markings and fired in a simple pit.

In this selection I have made very simple thrown forms which have been treated with coloured terra sigillata or smoke fired. They retain a simplicity as a result. 

There are also two forms which are symmetrical and smoke fired with inscribed decoration.

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