Glazescape 2, 2022
- Stoneware Clay
- Signature stamp on reverse
- Diameter: 31.5 cm
Inspired by artifacts found in the region of the Mediterranean, from the Bronze Age ceramic ritualistic pots to the 20th century traditional embroideries, Melina Xenaki destines her pieces to carry patterns, animals and plants, realizing a dialogue of earth, fire and living things of our Great Sea across millennia.
Trained to deliver high end craftsmanship in the lines of British studio pottery, her commitment to excel in technical skill is as strong as her desire to instill the narrative and beauty of the treasures of her cultural heritage into my work. From hand-building and throwing to slip-casting she uses the making method most fitting to each project she takes on. For her, understanding glaze chemistry is as fundamental as making, experimenting to discover new extraordinary qualities, vibrant colors and intriguing textures that cover her ceramic surfaces and complement her forms.