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DianeGriffin
Diane Griffin ceramic

The inspiration for my work stems from a trip to Jerusalem many years ago. I visited the Wailing Wall and was intrigued by the thousands of wishes and prayers written on paper and crammed between the stones in the wall. I love this idea of leaving something of yourself, perhaps something very personal yet in a public place. I was inspired by the collective focus for so many peoples' hopes and wishes at this ancient site and their interaction with it, much like the Love Letters Wall in Verona and the Love Locks Bridge in Paris. I have also recently incorporated some hand written scripts into my work which are taken from old family letters such as those exchanged by my grandparents during the war in 1944. I overlay and essentially redesign the script so that you can't read the whole letter but can recognise words or parts of sentences which keeps it private yet the final piece will sit in a public place such as a gallery or another's home.

My work features many paper-like scrolls, sometimes single scrolls as a bud vase and other times pushed together to form a sculptural focus on a larger vase. I enjoy using a combination of techniques - slip casting and hand building. The main body of my larger vases is slip cast, then I hand roll scrolls in different sizes and apply them individually.

I use a variety of scroll sizes for visual interest as well as allowing different stem sizes to be accommodated. I have aimed to strike a balance between a sculptural aesthetic and a practical function.

Artwork

Small Purple Script Scroll Bud Vase Small Purple Script Scroll Bud Vase 10Hx5Øcm | ceramic SOLD Small Orange Script Scroll Bud Vase Small Orange Script Scroll Bud Vase 11Hx5Øcm | ceramic £30.00 Small Red Script Scroll Bud Vase Small Red Script Scroll Bud Vase 10Hx5Øcm | ceramic £30.00 Small White Music Scroll Bud Vase Small White Music Scroll Bud Vase 11Hx5Øcm | ceramic SOLD Large Green Script Scroll Bud Vase Large Green Script Scroll Bud Vase 16Hx7Øcm | ceramic £50.00 Extra Large Purple Script Scroll Bud Vase Extra Large Purple Script Scroll Bud Vase 22Hx8Øcm | ceramic SOLD Extra Large Turquoise Script Scroll Bud Vase Extra Large Turquoise Script Scroll Bud Vase 23Hx8Øcm | ceramic £60.00 Large White Music Scroll Bud Vase Large White Music Scroll Bud Vase 17Hx7Øcm | ceramic SOLD Medium Green Music Scroll Bud Vase Medium Green Music Scroll Bud Vase 14Hx6Øcm | ceramic SOLD Small White Script Scroll Bud Vase Small White Script Scroll Bud Vase 11Hx5Øcm | ceramic £30.00 Medium Orange Script Scroll Bud Vase Medium Orange Script Scroll Bud Vase 13Hx6Øcm | ceramic £40.00 Large White Script Scroll Bud Vase Large White Script Scroll Bud Vase 17Hx7Øcm | ceramic £50.00 Medium Purple Music Scroll Bud Vase Medium Purple Music Scroll Bud Vase 14Hx6Øcm | ceramic £40.00 Medium White Music Scroll Bud Vase Medium White Music Scroll Bud Vase 14Hx6Øcm | ceramic SOLD Extra Large Purple Music Scroll Bud Vase Extra Large Purple Music Scroll Bud Vase 22Hx8Øcm | ceramic SOLD Extra Large White Music Scroll Bud Vase Extra Large White Music Scroll Bud Vase 21Hx8Øcm | ceramic £60.00 Extra Large Turquoise Music Scroll Bud Vase Extra Large Turquoise Music Scroll Bud Vase 22Hx8Øcm | ceramic SOLD Medium Red Script Scroll Bud Vase Medium Red Script Scroll Bud Vase 14Hx6Øcm | ceramic £40.00 Small Turquoise Music Scroll Bud Vase Small Turquoise Music Scroll Bud Vase 11Hx5Øcm | ceramic SOLD Small Green Music Scroll Bud vase Small Green Music Scroll Bud vase 11Hx5Øcm | ceramic £30.00 Medium Purple Script Scroll Bud Vase Medium Purple Script Scroll Bud Vase 14Hx6Øcm | ceramic £40.00 Large Purple Music Scroll Bud Vase Large Purple Music Scroll Bud Vase 17Hx7Øcm | ceramic SOLD Large Orange Music Scroll Bud Vase Large Orange Music Scroll Bud Vase 16Hx7Øcm | ceramic SOLD Large Turquoise Script Scroll Bud Vase Large Turquoise Script Scroll Bud Vase 17Hx7Øcm | ceramic SOLD Extra Large White Script Scroll Bud Vase Extra Large White Script Scroll Bud Vase 22Hx8Øcm | ceramic SOLD Large Red Music Scroll Bud Vase Large Red Music Scroll Bud Vase 16Hx7Øcm | ceramic SOLD Medium Turquoise Music Scroll Bud Vase Medium Turquoise Music Scroll Bud Vase 14Hx6Øcm | ceramic £40.00 Small Red Music Scroll Bud Vase Small Red Music Scroll Bud Vase 10Hx5Øcm | ceramic £30.00 Extra Large Green Script Scroll Bud Vase Extra Large Green Script Scroll Bud Vase 22Hx8Øcm | ceramic £60.00