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#ceramics#clay#Ellis Moseley#vessels

Paper-Thin Ceramic Pieces Puzzle Together to Form Elegant Vessels by Ellis Moseley

May 22, 2023

Kate Mothes

Ceramic vessels made of paper-clay slip.

All images © Ellis Moseley, shared with permission courtesy of Hugo Michell Gallery

Through a methodical and labor-intensive process of layering petals of thin clay, Adelaide-based artist Ellis Moseley creates elegant, airy vessels that appear to flutter where they sit. Using paper-clay slip—a fine-grained, lightweight, and durable ceramic medium made from mixing clay slip with fiber—the sculptures are composed of strips dried on a plaster bat. The individual pieces are then peeled away and applied to a smooth base. He begins at the bottom and works up in a loose spiral, retaining the delicate edges and emphasizing each vessel’s contours.

In his recent exhibition Heist at Hugo Michell Gallery, Moseley focused on a color palette of pastel pinks, blues, and greens, coalescing fine art and functionality. Find more of his slip-cast work on his website.

Ceramic vessels made of paper-clay slip.

Ceramic vessels made of paper-clay slip.

Ceramic vessels made of paper-clay slip.

Ceramic vessels made of paper-clay slip.

Ceramic vessels made of paper-clay slip.

Ceramic vessels made of paper-clay slip.

Ceramic vessels made of paper-clay slip.

Ceramic vessels made of paper-clay slip.

#ceramics#clay#Ellis Moseley#vessels

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