A porcelain paperclay envelope embossed with the words from an Emily Dickinson poem, "Hope is the thing with feathers - That perches in the soul - And sings the tune without the words - And never stops - at all". The envelope is glazed with a transparent glaze and finished with gold lustre.
Rachel Ho created this work during lockdown when the words of our loved ones became a balm in our new worlds of self isolation and separation. The gold speaks of our belonging and collective healing.
Medium: Ceramics (porcelain paperclay).
Dimensions: 20.5cm x 13cm.
Estimate: £60 - £100.
About the artist:
Rachel Ho has a passion for creating conceptual porcelain work that evokes mystery and beauty. Her work is mostly wheel-based but she also uses other techniques such as paper clay. Her ceramic art expresses and explores aspects of our human condition.
Rachel received a first class honours in Fine and Applied Art at the University of Ulster in Belfast. She graduated from the Craft Council of Ireland pottery course in Co. Kilkenny. Rachel has further developed her skills by working for potters in Ireland and New Zealand. Her work has recently been exhibited in Manchester, Macclesfield, Stoke-on-Trent and London.