Ella Bendrups — Small Brown Stoneware '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 (white raku, black midfire, golden raku, rich terracotta, dark terracotta, brown stoneware) 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: brown stoneware
Dimensions: approx. 15cm x 8cm