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 Mayonaka,

                                                       from my Night series, a range using black and white glazes together embracing both satin and glossy. Japanese for ‘Midnight’, the name reflects the satin smoothness of the black glaze with the pinpricks of starlight emphasised by the platinum beads.  The shape of the shoes is very Rococo, a style of art and ornament associated with the excesses of French High Society and Louis XV reign.  During this time trimmings on clothes and shoes were elaborate and costly. The shoes have the Louis heel, spayed at the base and waisted and have ornate white rosettes on the elongated toes. Gold braiding edges parts of the shoe which are decorated with impressed patterns of leaves and flowers which were themes from this era.

© 2018 by Kate Hopkins-Searle ceramic artist

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