Jillian Riley Designs
Apothecary vessels, decorated with oxides, illustrations and sculptural elements of flora & fauna.
With a love of corvids and entomology, travel to places steeped in Nordic traditions and just a touch of things a little on the dark side I have created a collection of bottles and vessels with a twist.
I take old poison, apothecary and scientific vessels, slip cast them in porcelain and parian clay, or create more organic shapes, sculpted in stoneware with volcanic glazes.
Using a limited colour palette some pieces are decorated with oxides & underglazes providing a canvas for pen & ink illustrations, text & maps. Some pieces become more sculptural with birds, animals and flora of wild landscapes.
Touches of 24ct gold or silver are sometimes used to add a little extra element to the piece.
The processes I use make all the pieces unique.