Carys Martin Talisman Cross
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A talisman is an object that someone believes holds magical properties that bring good luck to the possessor or protect the possessor from evil or harm. Throughout human history and across all cultures symbols have been impregnated with meaning. Through history as different cultures collided and religions clashed many symbols remained a constant.
This wall hanging is made by hand throwing a slab of clay and then cutting the design. The pattern is applied using different colour clay slips, hand cut Japanese tissue transfer and hand painted oxide. I use wax resist to build up the layers of pattern. The 12 carat gold lustre is applied to the glaze fired piece and left to cure for a number of days before having a third firing.
Each piece is unique whilst complementing the rest of the series. Once the ceramic pieces are completed they are assembled with added found materials.
Dimensions of overall wall hanging - Height 40cm X Width 18cm
Dimensions of cross - Height 23cm X Width 18cm