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Small Brown Bowl, by Alison Britton

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An image of Studio Ceramics. Small Brown Bowl. Britton, Alison (British, b. 1948). Large, squat, slab-built vessel, rising from a flat round-pear-shaped base to a wider, more elongated opening at the top. The sides are formed from a single folded piece of clay joined at a sharp angle. The surface is textured and coated with slips, buff on the inside and buff and brown on the outside, then decorated with gestural marks in brown, red-brown and brown-black slip, sometimes enhanced by blue-black glaze. The sides are matt glazed; the rim is clear and blue-black glazed. The underside is flat and decorated, but unglazed. Buff earthenware, slab-built, painted with slips and glazed. Height 26 mm, width 19 mm, depth 26 mm, 1988.

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Studio Ceramics. Small Brown Bowl. Britton, Alison (British, b. 1948). Large, squat, slab-built vessel, rising from a flat round-pear-shaped base to a wider, more elongated opening at the top. The sides are formed from a single folded piece of clay joined at a sharp angle. The surface is textured and coated with slips, buff on the inside and buff and brown on the outside, then decorated with gestural marks in brown, red-brown and brown-black slip, sometimes enhanced by blue-black glaze. The sides are matt glazed; the rim is clear and blue-black glazed. The underside is flat and decorated, but unglazed. Buff earthenware, slab-built, painted with slips and glazed. Height 26 mm, width 19 mm, depth 26 mm, 1988.

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  • Accession Number: C.14-2017
  • © Alison Britton. Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/22.0
  • Focal length: 80
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Andrew Norman
  • Image height: 757 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 86.03kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2017:08:23 16:01:18

Key words

20th Century _WF_Copyright Alison Britton art pottery bowl British brown earthenware Fitz_AA glazed pottery slab built slip slip-coated slipware studio ceramics vessel

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