Tufts of meadow grass blown in the breeze, each blade, each minuscule, tiny seed captured in perfect detail.
We adore this delicate sculptural piece from Katie Spragg’s ‘Turf’ series.
The base of the sculpture is created from a lump of clay which Katie rakes until it looks realistically like a heavy clod of muddy turf. She rolls and builds up the clay by hand to create the shape, using images for reference and forming each individual blade separately in a quest to make them as representative as possible. The sculptures are unglazed and fired straight up to stoneware temperature in the kiln.
Windswept Turf is designed to be displayed at eye level, and looks stunning placed on a high mantle piece. The unglazed finish gives a purity to this piece which the maker describes as a blank canvas to which memories can be attached.