Jo Heckett
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Jo Heckett
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Neolithic Oval Plate

Neolithic Oval Plate

195.00

Layer upon layer of surface marks and grey-green slip build up a stone like depth on this oval plate. It has a monumental feeling like the ancient standing stones of Ireland, while retaining the handworked quality of a stone axe-head.

Dimensions: 36.5 cm (14.4 inches) x 18 cm (7.1 inches)

Materials: porcelain, grey-green slip, clear glaze

All my plates are thoroughly and professionally packaged for national and international shipping.

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'I use porcelain as my canvas, using simple tools to draw on and into the surface and applying slips as paint.

I draw the plates from the inside out, following the lines and direction of the clay, using brushes, sponges and other simple tools to layer up marks and strokes, listening for when enough is enough.

When I make them, I think of shadows, of water rippling, of leaves shaking in the wind, the weathering of surfaces and layering of events, flickering flames, memories of our ancestors. I think of the Pagan, shamanic process, of earth worship, bone history, reconnecting, and also of the mindful moment, the Zen, the breath, the space around. 

It reminds me of when I was a child and I would listen to the wind in the trees, or the faraway waves on the shore, trying to hear what they were saying.'

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