Ceramic rainbow 2020 pair of drinks coasters by Stephanie Beasley
A beautiful pair of ceramic drinks coasters which have been hand built using white earthenware clay, cow parsley has been pressed into the surface along with rainbow hearts and stamped 2020 to give a three-dimensional relief before glazing. Stephanie uses translucent colour glazes, which allow the base white to show through but still give a real vibrance to the finished piece.
In many countries and cultures rainbows are seen as a symbol of hope, appearing as perfect arcs often during a rainstorm when the sun shines onto water droplets, shattering its white light into an array of brilliant colours. In 2020 with the Coronavirus pandemic they have taken on new meanings for many people and have become a symbol of thanks to those that have carried on working while many stayed at home.
The techniques used to make and decorate this vase ensures not two are ever exactly alike, a fabulous unique piece from a collection that will only be produced during 2020.
Each coaster measures 105 mm in diameter and are 10 mm thick, click on an image to see the full pictures.
These drinks coasters are priced at £13.90 for the pair plus £3.50 UK shipping.
About the maker
Stephanie Beasley, is a Northamptonshire based ceramic artist who makes quirky pieces for everyday use.
Stephanie's main inspiration comes from nature and the countryside that surrounds her, but she also finds inspiration from everyday activities. Much of her work is hand built using slab building techniques. She uses white earthenware clay, which enables her to create a delicate and finely finished piece, which is then glazed in a variety of colours. Stehanie Beasley's ceramic pieces are created to be useful and at the same time beautiful to look at.
Recently, she has been experimenting with wheel-thrown vases which are decorated with a bubble glaze technique.