As long as I can remember I've looked up at the stars and dreamt about what lies ahead of me, the galaxies, mysteries and potential life. The space shuttle was an Icon of these dreams and I've always wanted to bring it, or the ideas it represents into my ceramics.
With these sculptural pieces I feel I've done just that and each one is truly a labour of love, individually cast from 8 handmade moulds that have been hand crafted to ensure the best representation of the shuttle, I then join all the pieces and carve an area for a hook so they can be wall hung until they are left to dry for several weeks.
The piece then undergoes two firings, one to turn the clay to ceramic and a second to add the galaxy colours you see here, the chemical reactions at 1200 degrees that give these beautiful colours are cold compared to the re-entry temperature of the shuttle but once cool these glossy pieces are ready for display.
Each one has a hole for wall hanging or can be placed on a mantelpiece or shelf. I really hope you enjoy them as much as I do, they are the perfect treat for a sci-fi lover or a wonderful piece of art for the home.
Approx 24cm L x 17cm W x 10cm H