Ella Bendrups — Long Neck Dark Terracotta 'Solcare' Vase | Sculpture
Ella Bendrups is a ceramic artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Utilising solely hand-building techniques, Ella creates innate forms refined for a modern context.
With a background in styling supported by studies in Communication Design and Interior Design and Decoration at RMIT University, Ella began social ceramics classes in late 2015 before progressing to a self-led explorative practice.
Ella hand-builds each of her pieces in a home studio, working on one small group of related pieces at a time.
Named in Italian after the verb to plow, the 'Solcare' series combines a timeless base form with a surface texture reminiscent of the furrowed earth in a cultivated field. Each piece is hand coiled and smoothed prior to being combed to achieve the distinctive surface texture. The rich terracotta clay has been treated with a Liquid Quartz sealer.
Ideal for use as an art object or vase. Please note it is always recommended to place ceramic pieces on a trivet or runner to protect surfaces from potential damage, especially when being used as a vase.
Materials: dark terracotta clay
Dimensions: approx. 36cm x 13cm