Named after the Greek island of Paros, this kind of porcelain was designed in Staffordshire to imitate carved marble. Tamsin’s collection references the decoration of ornamental vases commissioned for the mantelpieces of grand 18th-century English mansions and their elaborately detailed foliate plasterwork. Tamsin “draws” the individual decorative elements using porcelain slip, then applies them one by one to the surface of each vase in an adaptation of traditional ceramic sprigging. By building up complex layers, she aims to create the feeling of the decoration slowly coming to life and taking over the vase in a tangle of glorious Baroque.
Height 20 cm
Diameter 15 cm