Sputnik V 2021                                                             
terracotta with slip and glazes                                  
17 x 13 x 13 cm

Thrown terracotta with slip with satin thin glaze low fire. Tapering jar form with front and back flower motif in a folk style with inscription of Covid vaccine written in centre of the flower in both English and Russian in black underglaze. Lid is plain white with blue line on the rim. A Russian developed vaccine from the early years of the COVID-19 pandemic . Part of Apothecary Jars, collection of Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Australia.

© Sassy Park

photography © Karl Schwerdtfeger