Alecto is a wheel-thrown, stoneware ceramic vase by Abigail Schama.
She is formed of an earthy brown clay body. Her sturdy shoulders are draped with thick, crackled white glaze that runs clear further down her form. Her opening is narrow, touched with ash, and reveals little of the space within. She is named for one of the Three Furies, Alecto, or "unceasing in anger."
She is suitable as a decorative piece or to hold flowers.
The making of...
Each piece is the result of an intimate wrangle with the artist on the wheel. Abigail Schama works with a palette of transparent glazes and 24-carat gold lustre layered over a darker clay body. She marks the exterior and interior surfaces, creating a rugged, human tactility and imbuing each vessel with its own inner life. Each pieces' form and contours play on the edges of functionality; no two pieces are alike.
About Abigail Schama
London-based Abigail Schama came to ceramics after a long career as a painter. Her works explore untethering humanity within clay, and showcase the beauty and strength in putting imperfections on display.