'Man-Spreading' Terracotta Plate by Sid Henderson

  • A handmade terracotta plate by Sid Henderson titled "Man-Spreading".


    Signed and dated on the bottom.


    For decorative purposes only, not food safe.


    Size: W23cm x H23cm


    Sid 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 this amphora are meant to be a light-hearted documentation of the absurd things he's observed gay people doing during the 2020 lockdown, via the internet.


    His pottery is thrown by hand on a wheel and follows the traditional Greek method. This amphora was painted with slip (liquid clay) while it was still unfired, and then fired only once to its maximum temperature. Sid has 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.


    Material: Terracotta


    Condition: handmade


    Care: clean with a damp cloth