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Flare, by Mella Shaw

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An image of Studio Ceramics. Flare. Shaw, Mella (British, b. 1978). A continuous waving wall-form of tiny porcelain bricks. The bricks, of varying length, are stained grey, grey-blue and pale blue and spaced evenly in 28 layers, with spaces between, to create a basket-like wall. Standing on its side with the front edge slightly flaring, the form evokes continuous, flowing motion and precarious balance. Porcelain, hand-built, body-stained and fired. Height 47.7 cm, width 61 cm, depth 19 cm, 2014.

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Studio Ceramics. Flare. Shaw, Mella (British, b. 1978). A continuous waving wall-form of tiny porcelain bricks. The bricks, of varying length, are stained grey, grey-blue and pale blue and spaced evenly in 28 layers, with spaces between, to create a basket-like wall. Standing on its side with the front edge slightly flaring, the form evokes continuous, flowing motion and precarious balance. Porcelain, hand-built, body-stained and fired. Height 47.7 cm, width 61 cm, depth 19 cm, 2014.

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  • Accession Number: C.1108-2016
  • © Mella Shaw. Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/32.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3D
  • Photographer name: Sam Cole
  • Image height: 768 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 93.94kB
  • Exposure time: 1/250
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 32/1
  • Captured: 2000:01:02 09:56:16

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21st Century assymetrical blue brick bricks British ceramics fired flare flared grey hand built handmade Mella Shaw pale blue porcelain stained structure studio ceramics

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