Tableware by Nicola Gillis is made using stoneware clay with a dolomite glaze and iron wash.
Each wine vessel is painted with unique marks in lines or shapes, and has indents to make them comfortable to hold.
w 8 x h 8 cm.
Nicola Gillis is a ceramicist based in Brighton.
She seeks balance from the rush of modern life in the everyday rituals of eating and drinking. These rituals are enhanced by the vessels we use; by what we see, what we pass around, what we hold and touch.
In creating her work she begin with function. she asks ‘What would I like to use in my home to enhance those everyday pleasures of eating and drinking?’. She then guides the clay to create simple forms for everyday use, hoping to create a connection between her hands and the hands of another.
Captivated instantly by the therapeutic effects of clay in 2013, she quickly appreciated the learning opportunities it offered, both creatively and technically.