Eucalyptus Cake Plate
Eucalyptus Cake Plate by Sydney based artist Araceli Adams (Casa Adams Fine Wares).
ABOUT THE ARTIST:
Casa Adams Fine Wares is a small ceramics studio run by Araceli Robledo Adams (with the inestimable help of her husband Dominic). Born in Spain, she grew up surrounded by her family’s cherished collection of antique pottery from Talavera. Araceli spent her childhood in Spain and Australia, living also in the UK and Canada before settling in Sydney. She was introduced to ceramics in Toronto and to the mysteries of porcelain in NYC’s Greenwich House Pottery. Araceli holds a BA in English, an MA in Marketing and a Diploma of Ceramics (with Distinction).
In a nod to hand-coloured 18th century natural history copperplate engravings, Araceli monoprints her illustrations on to the clay pieces she makes. After a first firing in the kiln, she paints them with watercolour-like washes of underglaze. Each piece is then meticulously glazed and fired a second time, producing functional artworks that are equally at home in daily use or on the wall.
The studio’s designs are inspired by Australia’s rich biodiversity, with the aim to recreate the wonder and curiosity felt by botanists during the Age of Discovery. As the climate changes and more natural habitat is lost, Araceli hopes her works elicit the same wonder and joy, so we may be more inclined to value and preserve what we have.
Dimensions: H 20 x Dia 320mm
Care Instructions: Hand wash only
Due to the handmade nature of the products dimensions may vary on individual pieces.
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Handmade in Australia.