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Neon Pink Vortex: M.484-2015

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Neon Pink Vortex


Maker: Eden, Michael




Sculpture made from high quality bright puce pink nylon material by Additive Layer Manufacturing (high quality 3D printing) with mineral soft coating no. 6.
Edition 6/12

Legal notes

Gift of Nicholas and Lady Judith Goodison through the Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 16.5 cm
Height: 24 cm
Width: 22 cm

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Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2015-07-13) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


21st Century
Production date: AD 2015


Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Michael Eden studied Industrial Design at Leeds Polytechnic before establishing a pottery for functional slipware in Cumbria with his wife Victoria Eden in 1981. Following a successful twenty-five years in the pottery business, Michael Eden became interested in the role of digital tools, following his work developing the pottery’s website. He applied to undertake a research degree at the Royal College of Art, London, exploring digital processes as a means to understanding abstract vessel forms and, in 2008, began making a series of works which combine drawing, 3D software, and digital tools to research and then create forms by selective laser sintering processes. Michael Eden: ‘A different part of my brain came alive in this research: a different way of thinking and problem solving. It has allowed me to develop a sustained exploration of different qualities of the container, building on my work as a production potter.’

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Techniques used in production

Coating : Additive Layer Manufacturing (high quality 3D print)

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Identification numbers

Accession number: M.484-2015
Primary reference Number: 204647
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 22 July 2015 Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020 Last processed: Sunday 21 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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