Geometric Web

I am very pleased to introduce my design: Geometric Web. The Geometric Web is a hand thrown spherical vase with the application of extremely detailed slip-trailing to create an undulating spider’s web.

The inspiration for this design evolved as I walked around our garden at home in our sleepy Somerset town. It was early in the morning and the sun was just beginning to show its hand for a new day and all around the garden were spider’s webs encased with the morning dew. They glistened in the early sunlight of the new day and the dew accentuated the amazing workmanship that those busy spiders had been engaging in.

I was intrigued to learn that spider webs have an interesting significance, they can symbolise how we weave our life together. It reminded me that we all have choices in the life that we construct.

One of the challenges in this design was achieving the fine intricacy of the slip-trailing. Slip-trailing is not easy, as some of you may be aware, but prefect execution was necessary to ensure the design looked faultless when inspected closely.

A further design challenge was to create a sense of movement within the design, like the spider webs we see in nature, gently rising and falling on the breeze. I thought carefully how to create the sense of movement I was seeking and an interlocking design seemed to work perfectly.

I am pleased to introduce the Geometric Web design on a large 12” spherical vase, recommended retail price of £1800, limited edition of 1/1.

On a medium 7” spherical vase, recommended retail price £700, limited edition of 9.

And on a small 5” spherical vase, recommended retail price £292, limited edition of 9.

All measurements are approximate.


HW Designs - Geometric Web


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