Felicity Aylieffs large-scale ceramics demonstrate a fusion of traditional techniques and contemporary ornamentation.
Still Life with Three Chinese Vases II by Felicity Aylieff, 2011
© The artist
- Porcelain with fencai enamels
- Height: 146 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £5,000 ( Total: £25,000)
- Acquired in:
- Adrian Sassoon
As a graduate of and teacher at the Royal College of Art she has produced artworks on an ambitious scale for the last 30 years, but it was not until her 2007 residency at Mr Wus Big Ware Factory in Jingezhen, China that her practice took this new, more experimental approach. Still Life with Three Chinese Vases II is an assured example of Aylieffs continuing relationship with Jingezhen. At 1.5 metres tall this vase is part of a series that would be impossible to create in the UK due to their size and rich embellishment. The beautiful and complex decoration was produced using the fencai process, an ancient 17th-century method previously unknown to the artist that consists of delicate enamel outlines filled with coloured layers of pigment and oil.