Marcia Kuperberg: artist - Oils, acrylic, watercolour, mixed media. Miniaturist. Ceramicist

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The Eagle has landed!

Ceramic pot by Marcia Kuperberg, entered for competition at the V & A Museum, London.My most ambitious ceramics piece to date. I've entered it into a competition run by the Victoria & Albert Museum for adult learners in Ceramics.
Japanese stoneware vase at the V & A museum, 1810.

The competition rules state that the piece submitted must have been inspired by a piece seen at the V & A. 
The V & A piece that inspired me was a Japanese stoneware vase of 1810 with an amazing relief eagle and foliage around it  (see left). 

The rules also state that although the influence must be clear, the piece created must be innovative and not a direct copy. As the deadline was last Friday to send images and related explanatory text, I did not have time to complete the glazing that will give my vase/pot its proper colour and detail - great shame! Nevertheless, I sent in my submission, knowing that if, by some miracle, the piece was selected (a total of 8, from all UK), I would be able to show the properly glazed piece. Imagine - having one's work shown at the V & A. I'd die of happiness - and revel in the glory for evermore. One can but dream…

Here are some images of stages of creation:

Marcia coil building ceramic eagle pot.Marcia creating eagle for ceramic pot.  
Marcia Kuperberg carving detail on eagle's wings for eagle stoneware pot.

4 Comments to The Eagle has landed!:

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Danny K on 28 March 2014 16:10
I absolutely LOVE 'The Eagle Has Landed' Just so original and well crafted. Well done Mum - I'm so proud of you (-:
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Marcia Kuperberg on 28 March 2014 18:44
So glad you like it, Dan! You'll like it even more when you see it glazed. I'll see it next Tuesday when it is out of the kiln. I can't wait to see if it turns out as I want. If not, I will still have a chance to do more painting and glazing - and then refire it.

Jo on 30 March 2014 05:19
Another intense stare! Your eagle is a wonderful piece and I especially love the three speckled eggs he/she is so fiercely guarding. Deserves to be selected in my book. But bask in your glory, regardless.
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Marcia on 30 March 2014 09:28
Thanks so much, Jo! I'll post a picture of the glazed vase when it's done - you'll see quite a difference, hopefully an improvement.
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