This is a very substantial piece of pottery, and has a special presence of it's own. With the layers of the seedhead seemingly woven together and each layer gently lined catching the idea of a symmetrical form. The dark wash then gives it even more presence, drawing the eye more readily than would a lighter finish.
Made from a rough crank clay, then fired twice increasing the temperature the second time, the sculpture becomes vitrified making it very strong and able to withstand frost.
A hole in the base and a hollow interior, means that it can supported by pole or stick in the ground to keep it upright if knocked.
The delicate and intricate structure of Briza grass appeals to me greatly. I solved the technical difficulty of constructing a wide shape balanced on a very narrow base by turning it upside down. The deeply textured surface and bold shape produce a striking feature