I would like to let you know of my new website michelfrancois.co.uk
Je vous informe que mon nouveau site web est en ligne. michelfrancois.co.uk
I have been working a lot in Terracotta this year.
Somehow It has made me come back to porcelain in a big way.
I feel confident and relaxed with porcelain now.
It still is a demanding partner but worth it sometimes.
All these pieces are for sale now. Email me for prices and sizes.
this is a largish porcelain bowl inspired by Sui dinasty ware. This duck egg white glaze is a suptle adaptation of an ancient chard of this period. This new glaze was made possible through slight consistent glaze modifications happening over many kiln firings. Made with some cornish stone, it reflects the light and changes with it. Inside the pot goes blue outside it is more white. Good for a large used water bowl or as a fruit bowl.
A large Sui dynasty chinese shaped bowl - a timeless classic
There is an essential purity to this ancient shape. A friend warmed to this large shape for a bowl. It reminded him of a Buddhist begging bowl.
The next image is a very large porcelain bowl made for a commission of eight bowls making up an installation for outside.