Journey Jar (2015.6)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Journey Jar

Made in

St. Davids

Date

2014

Description

Coloures stoneware with a porcelain path inlayed depicting a walk along the coast from Porthgain to St. Davids Head.

Materials and techniques

A clay body with the addition on oxides to give it a blue slate colour. Thrown on the potters wheel in two halves then joined and reworked on the wheel into a final piece. Porcelain has been inlayed into the surface then cut back to reveal the path. An opaque white glaze was used inside but due to the cobalt in the body it has turned blue. The work was wood fired.

Object number

2015.6

Category

Credit

Acquired by the Crafts Council's Museum Purchase Fund for display at Gallery Oldham

On view

Long term loan: Long Term Loan Out
  • Journey Jar, Adam Buick, 2014, Crafts Council Collection: 2015.6. Acquired by the Crafts Council's Museum Purchase Fund for display at Gallery Oldham. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Journey Jar, Adam Buick, 2014, Crafts Council Collection: 2015.6. Acquired by the Crafts Council's Museum Purchase Fund for display at Gallery Oldham. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Journey Jar, Adam Buick, 2015, Crafts Council Collection: 2015.6. Acquired by the Crafts Council's Museum Purchase Fund for display at Gallery Oldham. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

Maker's statement

I first made pieces depicting paths around 2012. Paths are a motif I use to represent my actual and metaphoric journeys through a place. To understand a landscape is to move through it, to give it context. Paths are like common routes of experience, guiding us through the landscape. They are connections through time, to others and to the land. Ultimately my work is about being present within a landscape.

Adam Buick, 26/09/2017