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Double-Spine Camber Vessel: C.256-2015

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Current Location: Gallery 27 (Glaisher)


Double-Spine Camber Vessel


Potter: Flynn, Sara




White porcelain, thrown and altered, spray glazed and polished.

Tall vessel with reduced-size heart-shaped opening at the top. The upper part folded on either side of the opening to form a short spine and shoulder, the lower part retains its thrown form. Spray glazed inside and out to give a bronze-like surface. The underside is small, round, flat and unglazed.


History note: Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund

Legal notes

Gift of Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Height: 23 cm
Width: 16.5 cm

Place(s) associated

  • Belfast ⪼ Ireland

Acquisition and important dates

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


21st Century, Early
Production date: AD 2014


Sara Flynn (b.1971) was born in Cork, where she attended Crawford College of Art. She now lives in Belfast. Her vessels are thrown and altered – by pushing, pinching or cutting - at various stages of the drying process, then finished with spray glazes and polishing. She works exclusively in porcelain and favours a rich bronze-brown glaze (sometimes referred to as ‘black’) and also produces white or, more recently, yellow pots. Flynn concentrates on one-off vessels which are sculptural and decorative rather than functional and produced as a result of experimentation with process and finish, form and volume. Many of her experimental pieces never reach the final fired-finish stage.

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Materials used in production

bronze-brown Glaze

Techniques used in production


Inscription or legends present

Inscription present: small square potter's mark

  • Location: Bottom of lower part
  • Method of creation: Impressed
  • Type: Mark
  • Text: SF 154
  • Location: Underside of base
  • Method of creation: Small rectangular paper label handwritten in black ink
  • Type: Label

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.256-2015
Primary reference Number: 206890
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 3 November 2015 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 2020 Last processed: Friday 8 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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