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Antler Pottery Vessel
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A gorgeous vessel for the table to serve your favourite beverage or use as vase. Antler is part of the Fraternity of Antler, Beak and Claw, a trio of Canadian woodland creatures with hints of the fantastical.

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‘Antler’ Handmade Pottery Vessel

An attractive porcelain pottery vessel created by ceramic artisan Russell Hackney, who works from the small and picturesque Bowen Island, home to many artists and craftspeople. After learning his trade from his father in Stoke-on-Trent, the heartland of traditional pottery in England, Russell emigrated to Canada in 2002 to establish a studio that could serve as an outlet for his creative energies. Russell’s work has received much acclaim, and he has achieved the coveted distinction of having a piece in the Queen’s Royal Collection.

Antler is a handmade pottery vessel in porcelain which forms part of Russell’s ‘Fraternity of Antler, Beak and Claw’ In this series he presents a trio of Canadian woodland creatures whose intricate designs hint at fantasy and mythology. This beautiful piece will grace your table as the perfect serving vessel, or can be used as a flower vase.

Material: Cast in porcelain pottery from a hand-modelled original, glazed inside and liquid safe.

Dimensions: 8D X 20.5H cm

Russell Hackney

"If all art is in some way a reaction, then the pursuit of beauty is my reaction to the world around me. Where nature is at its most memorable, I draw inspiration from it. In response to the bland or ugly, I react by wanting to create something beautiful. Beauty calls us to itself. It halts us in our daily routine and just for a moment all distractions, all opinions, are silenced – beauty becomes the unifier." Russell Hackney was born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, a city also known as ‘The Potteries’, birthplace of fine ceramics such as Wedgwood and Royal Doulton. Apart from 3 years’ study for his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Three-Dimensional Design, he spent his apprenticeship and working life under the watchful eye of his father, at the family business learning the craft of plaster mould-making for ceramics, a craft his father taught at Staffordshire Polytechnic. Russell also modelled designs for customers, from everyday functional ceramics to commissioned pieces. Perhaps his most notable achievement was modelling – along with mastermoulds and casing – a replica 19th Century clock that was presented to the Queen. In 2002, wanting the freedom to design and produce his own ideas, he emigrated to Vancouver, BC. He still provides design and mould-making services to customers in Canada and the US, and is pleased to present his own designs. He now lives on Bowen Island, BC.

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Weight 3 lbs
Dimensions 4 x 4 x 9 in