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Dark Jar, by Alison Britton

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An image of Studio Ceramics. Dark Jar. Britton, Alison (British, b. 1948). Large slab built vessel, rising from an elliptical base into a churn-like form with a flared neck, two small loop handles on either side and a deep pleat folded into one face. The outside of the body is partially coated with smooth buff slip, with brown slip painted over the neck and reaching to the base in three arch-like shapes. The interior is roughly painted in black-brown and grey. Bold gestural marks in black-brown and  buff green are painted over the exterior and the inside of the neck. The underside is flat and unglazed. Earthenware, slab-built and painted. Height 57.5 mm, width 38 mm, depth 29.5 mm, 2015.

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Studio Ceramics. Dark Jar. Britton, Alison (British, b. 1948). Large slab built vessel, rising from an elliptical base into a churn-like form with a flared neck, two small loop handles on either side and a deep pleat folded into one face. The outside of the body is partially coated with smooth buff slip, with brown slip painted over the neck and reaching to the base in three arch-like shapes. The interior is roughly painted in black-brown and grey. Bold gestural marks in black-brown and buff green are painted over the exterior and the inside of the neck. The underside is flat and unglazed. Earthenware, slab-built and painted. Height 57.5 mm, width 38 mm, depth 29.5 mm, 2015.

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  • Accession Number: C.15-2017
  • © 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: 1025 pixels
  • Image width: 775 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 476.54kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 200
  • Fnumber: 22/1
  • Captured: 2017:08:24 13:36:28

Key words

21st Century _WF_Copyright Alison Britton art pottery British earthenware Fitz_AA glazed jar painted pottery slab built slip slip-coated slipware studio ceramics vessel

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