Wheel thrown porcelain vessels.

Rachel Holian

Installations, collections of porcelain vessels and stamps which have a spirit and a sense of unity.

Each grouping of vessels has a meaning and a feeling specific to that particular collection, and personal to the maker. The pieces should have a resonance with the audience, and should then grow and develop meaning associated with the new placements and environments.

The installations are to be treasured items that bring joy and feeling linked to memories and emotion. Holding stories and meanings personal to each individual. Pieces made to share histories, stories, and connect with.

The forms are simple, unadorned apart from their stamp. The stamp is used to give a feeling of life. The making process is kept simple, throwing, stamping and turning, feeling at one with the clay. The work is sometimes glazed with a simple matt or shiny glaze, or sometimes left unglazed and highly fired to become vitrified, but all processes are kept to a minimum, as the spirit and feeling of the work is captured whilst the vessel is in motion on the wheel.