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Penny Withers




Penny Withers

Rocking Curl - ceramic curled sculpture by Penny Withers for AUTHOR

Regular price £200 Sale

Thrown, sliced and unfurled by the maker in Penny Withers' Sheffield studio.

An elegant sculptural form. The curl has been made from porcelain with a plain white glaze.

Give the curl a gentle push with your fingers, setting its spirally form to rock rhythmically back and forth.

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  • Height: 15.5cm
    Width: 29cm
    Depth: 13cm

  • These ceramics are all individual so no piece is exactly the same. It could be up to 8 weeks, depending on the Penny's schedule, to receive another one of her designs.

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  • Your rocking curl will need lightly tickling over with a duster now and again. Take care to avoid scratching the glaze. Grease or stains may be gently removed using a using a cloth, a little detergent and some warm water.
Why we love this product

The Rocking Curl makes a wonderful focal point on a mantle piece.

As with much of this maker’s work, the Rocking Curl has been inspired by movement and the way that wet clay can interpret the fluid, flowing movements of people, dancers and water. The maker begins her works on the wheel, in a process she describes as ‘composition’. Forms are created and altered from slabs of clay, and for her sculptures, then sliced, peeled open and unwound, playing on the idea of continuous surface.

The Rocking Curl has been finished with a plain white glaze as not to detract from the simplicity of the shape and we especially love the wonderful negative space that is formed inside the curl. The eye of the curl adds extra interest, curiously peering out from the centre.

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