Selene is a hand-thrown bowl by ceramicist Abigail Schama. She is made from dark and light stoneware and is painted with a combination of dolomite and transparent glaze. The interior face of the bowl echos the face of the moon; it is named for the Greek goddess of the Moon who drives her moon chariot across the heavens. She is suitable as a decorative piece or to hold fruit.
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.