The ‘Horizon’ vases are glazed by the dipping method to make the glazes overlap. This method creates lines and new shades of colours as the various glazes interact during the firing.
I choose to use muted colours and semi matte glaze finishes as I want to evoke a memory of twilight or dusk looking towards a horizon.
Growing up in Northern Europe I experienced those long evenings where the light slowly disappear and where the sky to the south or north often show a difference in colour.
The significance of twilight in art, literature and cultural history is explained and celebrated in a book titled ‘The Last of the Light’ by Peter Davidson. It is an interesting read and I enjoyed being reminded of the Danish painter Vilhelm Hammershoi who was the master of painting the muted light of both winter cityscapes and the fading light and shadows indoors.
The subject of twilight is connected to a degree of melancholy but hopefully these vases will be used for flowers of many colours.