Wheel thrown bottles with hand sculpted details. Finished with a copper oxide glaze and cork stopper.
Various shapes & sizes
“Witch bottles’ is the name given to 17th–century glass and stoneware vessels believed to have served as objects for ritual protection or as the containers of a ‘prepared cure’ against witchcraft.”
These witch bottles were created with a particular kind of protection in mind. That of Place, Nature and Home. The landscape of Britain; protected by its animal inhabitants by reciting the spell…
“One’s for sorrow,
Two’s for Joy.
Three’s for a girl
And fours for a boy.
Fives for silver,
Six for gold.
Seven’s for a secret never told”