Tumulus

Summer

June '21

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The ceramic pieces finding shelter in Tumulus - Anne Lakeman

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Inside the Tumulus hermitess pandemic shelter - Photocredits to RvD&Kat

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Tumulus in Summer -

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The plants growing on Tumulus mimicking the colourful signs - Anne Lakeman

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Suzanne and Ruchama during the different stages of firing - Anne Lakeman

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fermented ceramics cooling down in canal water - Anne Lakeman

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The ceramic pieces finding shelter in Tumulus - Anne Lakeman

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A bunch of dried mugwort from the Tumulus garden - Artemisia vulgaris smells really good, like cedar-leaf and sage lightly with berry-like and musky with woody undertones. In the Netherlands, one of its names is 'St. John's plant', because of the belief that – if gathered on St. John's Eve, also known as midsummer, it gives protection against diseases and misfortunes. Ruchama collected the mugwort almost a years ago during the Summer solstice. We used it in the raku firing of the ceramic. Photo by Victoria Ushkanova

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Freshly fired glazed ceramic pieces on a bed of Tumulus herbs - Anne Lakeman

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Firing Ruchama experimenting with the fermented ceramic technique - photo: Leontine van der Valk

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bisque fired clay shapes cooling down in water after dipping in a fermented brew - Anne Lakeman

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Suzanne moving the raku pieces - photo: Leontine van der Valk

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Suzanne and Ruchama dipping the bisque fired pieces in a fermented brew - Anne Lakeman

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smoke screen during fermented ceramic experiment - photo: Leontine van der Valk

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Ruchama painting rope with wood tar - Photo by Victoria Ushkanova

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Clay objects ready for the raku ceremony - Photo by Victoria Ushkanova

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Ruchama closing the oil drum filled with weeds and herbs from the Tumulus garden and ceramic pieces - photo: Victoria Ushkanova

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Ruchama holding the first fired ceramic piece - photo: Victoria Ushkanova

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Ruchama during the Firing - photo: Victoria Ushkanova

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Ruchama holding one of the cooled down Raku pieces - Photo by Victoria Ushkanova

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the beads for the Tumulus installation after firing -

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High nettles covering the signs on Tumulus - Anne Lakeman

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watering Tumulus -

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A leaf leaving its mark on one of the cement earth castings - Anne Lakeman

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summer Tumulus garden with bottles - Anne Lakeman