This earthenware lidded vessel feature hand-carved linocut stamp decorations inspired by Andy Warhol’s “Happy Butterfly Day” prints. Stamped images are coloured with underglazes. The caterpillar stamp is compliments of my daughter and adds an unexpected element to the design.
This bird was made using 3 pinch pots, two large ones for the body and a smaller one for the head. The body was paddled with a wooden spoon to define its shape before the head was added. Wings and tail were cut from a slab impressed with doilies. The little pinch pot has a foot ring and was decorated by my sister, Rose Pearson.
Warhol-inspired linocut stamp experimentation on greenware tiles and tumblers using black underglaze applied with a foam brush. My daughter added a caterpillar stamp to the mix! There is a hint of turquoise remaining from the ink pad which will fire off in the kiln leaving only black lines behind, though I quite like how it looks with the blue in the black. Will try to mimic that another time by applying two colours of underglaze to the stamp.