Most of us love to walk along a beach, taking in the surroundings. Many of
us are drawn to stones, some of us collect them. ìIt looked amazing when
it was wet,î we say, as we show our friends.
The contours formed by time and the waves, the patterns revealed by the constant
motion and abrasion, and the light reflecting off the water, these provide the
inspiration for the designs in this collection.
London based artist and designer Sarina de Majo set herself the task of capturing
a pebble at the moment it is taken out of the water. After much experimenting,
she developed a special technique which achieves this effect on ceramic and porcelain.
She paints the pebbles individually - as in nature, each one is different - and
fires the piece up to three times to achieve the required intensity of colour.
Having used her original method of glazing, during the final firing ìwater
dropletsî appear on the surface of each pebble, giving the impression that
it has just been taken out of the sea.
Everything is made to order and each piece is unique.