Marianne’s Hand-sculpted Ceramic Plant Pots In The Female Form
Originally from South Africa, Marianne moved to London in 2002 after completing a BA degree in Fine Art and continued developing her passion for ceramics by attending adult education colleges in London. After discovering slip cast ceramics in 2012 she has not looked back since! Marianne loves the challenges her hand-sculpted forms poses to the mould making process. The main theme in her artwork rotates around the feminine, linking fragility with strength, fertility and creation which she references with fynbos flora motif. The fynbos biosphere holds a personal connection as well, as she grew up in the Kleinmond area where her family resides. The resilience, yet delicateness of the fynbos flora encapsulates the feminine presence also linking in with recent, heightened social awareness on violence against women in South Africa. As part of this she is collaborating with the Rape Crisis Cape Town Trust where 10% of her ceramic sales goes to this fantastic cause.
Marianne primarily works in porcelain and earthenware which is decorated with stained slip and Sgraffito motif (carving into the clay to reveal contrasting colour effects). Her work undergoes a 2-3 stage kiln firing process. All functional ware such as bowls and cups are dinnerware safe and non-toxic.
Perched Small Vase (Two pieces)
Fynbos Belly Vase
Fynbos Cups and Bowls (Porcelain)
Find her on Instagram @mariannepots ceramics or visit her website www.mariannepots.co.uk