Art of Kent Auction - Flipbook - Page 21
Slip trailed, honey glazed plate
27 cm diameter
Earthenware slip trailed plate
Canterbury based artist Cherry Tewfik has been a potter for nearly fifty years. Of Egyptian
descent, she trained at Christchurch College, Canterbury but developed her unique style
through life and work among the inspiring potters of East Africa and Malaysia. Her love of
patterns and round pot shapes started on a gap year in Kenya, she then went on to work in
Malaysia for two years setting up two rural potteries with the British Council.
Now with studios in central France and Canterbury, Cherry works in an eclectic mix of
stoneware, earthenware, raku and porcelain. Her ceramics are decorated with gold, glass and
oxide inlays, scraffito, slip trailing and coloured slips and clays.
The influence for this plate comes from 17th century English Slipware which was a common
method of decoration on domestic ware at that time.