Blow me. Oh sorry, I’m not being rude, that’s actually the title of this fabulous series by Edinburgh based ceramics artist Rebecca Wilson. Here, in Rebecca’s words, are what this lovely work is all about:
A collection of slipcast and stained porcelain figurative ‘bottles’ is complimented by a number that are cast in solid glass in cool, calm colours to highlight the redundancy of their primary function. These objects have become marginalised from their intended purpose as decanters of sickly scents, and now stand redundant in function, but rich in purpose as covetable ‘collectibles’. The non-functional glass and porcelain pieces are finished off with delicately knitted atomiser bulbs salvaged from vintage perfume bottles. The patina comes from of years of being squeezed by greasy fingers and the disfigured and perished rubber interiors further allude to the now redundant function.