Handmade ceramic Green Man wall plaque relief in natural oxide. sculpture Frost proof Pagan Free p&p

£90.00

Description

This relief Green Man has been individually handcrafted out of textured stoneware clay, using real oak leaves and decorated with oxides, resulting in a natural stone-like finish that looks weather-washed and that fits well in any part of the garden. This is frost proof.

I have long had a fascination in ancient symbolism and history, particularly in carvings of medieval buildings and churches. I also love the natural environment so the green man is of interest to me as he is said to help balance the cycle of life. He would make a special gift to anyone who takes great care with their garden or vegetable plot.

I make the basic shape using a homemade mold from my own sculpture then I build up the individual facial features and add leaves. Fired to 1240C. Every green man is individual and one of a kind. My potter’s mark is at the top.

He is approximately life sized at L30.5cm x W24cm x D7cm.

He is frost-proof and ready for hanging in your garden, although he should stay in a sheltered place to avoid pockets of water expanding to ice in harsh winters. My own green men have survived on sheltered walls in my garden for the last 20 years or so, all year round, with no problems. The clay used (a grogged/textured stoneware) and firing temperature ensures they can cope with any extremes of temperature.

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I have been creative all my life.  My sister and I were bought up by very talented, creative parents and were encouraged for as long as we can remember to use our imaginations and exercise our artistic skills in many ways.  After art college, I first fell into ceramics as a young adult when our mum passed me some Spanish terracotta clay and I made a lattice bread basket.  I was hooked.  Although it took many years to learn and develop the skills required and to build up a choice range of glazes, equipment … and the right kiln.

I now work in my garden studio on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds.  You can keep up-to-date with me at Katherine Mutch Ceramics on Instagram and Facebook

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Custom designs are most welcome. Most items will take around three to four weeks to produce due to the sculpting, drying, twice firing and glazing processes. Please contact me with your requests.

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