Abigail Schama


London based ceramic artist, Abigail Schama, came to pottery from painting. Abigail's hand thrown, stoneware bowls tell stories through surface. Any bowl is basic and universal in its meaning. The process of building up and then turning the form create their skin and character. Abigail relies on the processes of slipping and chattering; words which describe human contact. These pieces are about imprinting the imperfect, unexpected and unrepeatable marks on a human hand on the most primal and unchanging material.

Abigail's pieces are wheel thrown in different combinations of dark and light stoneware. Abigail plays with a palette of dolomite and transparent glazes. Each piece undergoes a further firing to be lighting gilded with 24 carat gold lustre, which highlight the shape of each form and create an intriguing contrast with the more humble tones and textures of her work.