A handmade terracotta plant pot by Sid Henderson titled 'In Elysium'.
Signed and dated on the bottom.
Comes with a hole for drainage.
Approximately: W15cm x H11cm
Sid Henderson is a queer artist based in Arizona, currently teaching ceramics for the City of Tucson's Parks and Recreation Department.
His work is informed by ancient Greek pottery and the images rendered on his vessels are meant to be light-hearted documentations of queer culture.
His pottery is thrown by hand on a wheel and follows the traditional Greek method. This piece was painted with slip (liquid clay) while it was still unfired, and then fired only once to its maximum temperature.
Sid also invented a special recipe for his terracotta to increase hardness and durability by ageing the clay outside for a few weeks, greatly improving the consistency.