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Vessel, by Elpseth Owen

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An image of Studio Ceramics. Vessel. Bowl. Owen, Elspeth (British, b. 1938). Pinched clay vessel, decorated with slips and burnished. Wide bowl, hand-built by pinching, with thin, gently curved walls rising from a small rounded base to a wide open mouth, the whole not quite symmetrical. Layers of coloured slip are painted over the surface, inside and outside. The vessel has been burnished, low-fired to around 1000oc and lightly polished with beeswax. Pinched clay, painted with slips, burnished and polished, height, whole, 11 cm, approx, diameter, 17 cm, approx, circa 2010-2017. Acquisition Credit: Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund.

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Studio Ceramics. Vessel. Bowl. Owen, Elspeth (British, b. 1938). Pinched clay vessel, decorated with slips and burnished. Wide bowl, hand-built by pinching, with thin, gently curved walls rising from a small rounded base to a wide open mouth, the whole not quite symmetrical. Layers of coloured slip are painted over the surface, inside and outside. The vessel has been burnished, low-fired to around 1000oc and lightly polished with beeswax. Pinched clay, painted with slips, burnished and polished, height, whole, 11 cm, approx, diameter, 17 cm, approx, circa 2010-2017. Acquisition Credit: Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund.

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  • Accession Number: C.47-2017
  • © Elpseth Owen. Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H4D-31
  • Photographer name: Amy Jugg
  • Image height: 927 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 99.65kB
  • Exposure time: 1/60
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1

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21st Century _WF_ArtFund _WF_Copyright _WF_Goodison art pottery blue bowl British burnished clay Elpseth Owen pale blue pinched polished pottery slip slip-coated slipware studio ceramics studio pottery vessel

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