doughnut octopus JW522Y16
£135.00 PRODUCT CODE:JW522Y16
This eight legged octopus is thrown and assembled using red earthenware clay and decorated with white slip. All Jon’s pieces are designed to be struck, shaken or submerged in water to produce a sonic effect.
Hand Built, Thrown
About this maker
As a child, Jon loved drawing and messing about with mud. He and his brother and friends spent many joyful years roaming and exploring on the waste ground of empty housing plots. The exposed seams of soft yellow clay they discovered was perfect for making ‘weapons’ - squashed balls of clay on the ends of sticks. Although childhood has long passed, the activity has informed and inspired his approach to ceramic practice and his educational/community engagement work.