Andrew Wicks

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Still Life of Six Shouldered Vases, 2021
Thrown and carved porcelain
Height 34cm (13 3/8")
Width 62cm (24 3/8")
Depth 23cm (9")
Price on request

Born Harare, Zimbabwe 1973

Having worked in slip-cast porcelain for over ten years Andrew decided to take on a new challenge and taught himself to throw in porcelain clay in 2006. Throwing gives a versatility and freedom to create unique forms and differing scales. Once the vessels are thrown and turned the design is carefully marked up onto the smooth pot ready for the intensive process of hand carving. Andrew uses a large number of hand tools to create his faceted, textured forms. Once carving is completed each piece is slowly dried out over many days. They are initially biscuit fired and then glaze fired to 1250 -1260 degrees Celsius.

Andrew usually works in groups of vessels as he enjoys the visual relationship between the forms. The textured surfaces evident in Andrew’s work are often inspired by patterns found in the natural world such as fossils, coral reefs and magnified plant forms.

Small Drop Vase, 2022
Thrown and carved porcelain
Height 16cm (6 1/4")
Diameter 9cm (3 1/2")