OC/BC Arts is the studio of Octavia Charlesworth, a multidisciplinary artist based on the south Cornish coast. A classicist for many years, the ancient cultures of Greece and Rome as well as the mythology and epic literature flourishing from those times inform much of the artwork. Octavia’s work in Cornish stoneware is highlighted for a collaboration with Unpolished. The collection includes 5 Christmas marionettes, the Maidens of Winter, and a series of magnificent pomegranates, lemons and bowls.
During the building of these pieces, Octavia felt the individuality and personalities of the winter maidens developing, leading her to each upward tick of a smile or glint of the eye; even the hand built fruits seemed to absorb a unique life force of their own.