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In Greek mythology Persephone is abducted whilst picking flowers by Hades the king of the underworld. Her mother, the goddess Ceres, turns the earth to darkness in her grief. Hades says she can’t return because she eaten the sacred pomegranate in his kindom. Zeus orders Persephone’s return. A compromise is reached and Hades returns her for six months each year giving the Spring and Autumn. Persephone becomes queen of the underworld and returns each spring giving the seasons. Wonderful story!

Every ceramic panel tells a fascinating story. They are inspired by Classical Greek Myths and Legends and the many traditions in Ancient Greece. I love ancient Greek vases, especially the wonderful collection in the British Museum in London. They depict fabulous stories of Gods and heroes and the incredible adventures they undertake, including Gods - Demi-gods – Muses - Nymphs - Musicians - Warriors - Acrobats - Sports and scenes from family life. The stories from Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad are a particular favourite for inspiration.

Technique: White stoneware clay, slab built and fired between 1100 and 1200c in an electric kiln. Decorated with oxides, engobes and glazes. Each piece is hand built and unique (not moulded). Drawings are made from many sources, often ancient Greek Vases in the British Museum. These drawings are given a modern and personal interpretation and then transferred onto lino. Lino cuts are made for the main part of the design and pressed into the rolled clay. Natural and manufactured objects are used to make further impressions to produce strong textures that complement the design. The ceramic panel size is 30x21cm approximately. It is finally put into a quality black 34x44cm frame to show it to good advantage. (A white frame is available if preferred)

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Persephone - Goddess of Spring. (Framed Ceramic Panel) (2015)

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