Hera is a wheel-thrown, stoneware vase by Abigail Schama. Her creation can be seen in the film, The Wrangle. She is named for the Greek goddess of women and queen of the other gods, who was known for her for her tempestuous nature. In this form, she stands proud with her matronly curves, crusted with a white, salty glaze. 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.