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Night Sky - Collared jar - medium

Night Sky - Collared jar - medium


Spherical forms have been a hallmark of Rowley’s practice for over 30 years. This piece was wheel thrown from porcelain by Rowley in his studio at Quixotica Art Space.


After a bisque firing, a detailed glaze making and application process followed. The glaze on this piece is a variation on a classic tenmoku glaze.


Tenmoku is a type of Japanese pottery and porcelain that originates in imitating Chinese stoneware of the southern Song dynasty (1127–1279), original examples of which are also called tenmoku in Japan. Shapes are simple and bold, with tea bowls the most typical. The emphasis is on the ceramic glaze, where a number of distinct effects can be produced, some including an element of randomness that has a philosophical appeal to the Japanese. 


After firing, this glaze, which Rowley developed himself after many, many test firings, has an irridescent quality, with multiple colours relected on its dark surface. 


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Dimensions: 21 cm diameter x 23 cm high

All work is hand made by Rowley Drysdale in his studio at Quixotica Art Space in Cooroy on the Sunshine Coast of Queensland. As all pieces are one of a kind, slight variations in size, glaze and design will occur.


If your purchase arrives damaged, we will happily exchange it for a similar piece of equal value. Please note that the buyer is responsible for return shipping costs on damaged goods. Please ensure a secure shipping location is provided as we are unable to give refunds for stolen or lost packages. Unfortunately, we are unable to offer refunds or exchanges for change of mind.


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