Witch Stones (black-toothed shuck), 2022
53 grams of clay, glazed with a discontinued commercial glaze
70mm x 35mm
Edition of 12 + 1 Artists Proof
Witch Stones are an ongoing series of ceramic works, which allude to several objects from folklore including the witch cakes of Salem, offering protection from curses but also hex stones, adder stones and fairy stones that are said to be a window to the fairy kingdom. This specific multiple references an East Anglian myth of a black devil dog claimed to wander the countryside. This edition features a distinctive metallic black ‘tooth’.