Native operculum

Sculpture & Objects

Ceramic, 21x35x22cm

Native operculum is inspired by the operculum of the red flowering eucalyptus (Macrocarpa, common name mottlecah). Ceramics and the operculum share several similarities and sensibilities; when the operculum falls from the bloom they are initially supple but over time become seasoned, creating a subtle changeable surface.

Arts SA funded project.

by Sharon Wessels