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Tall Sack Form: C.6-2017

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Tall Sack Form


Ceramicist: Henderson, (James) Ewen




Tall flattened form of mixed, laminated clays, the surface highly textured with a dry volcanic appearance and white, dark grey, dull pinkish-buff and ochre colours.


History note: Maak Contemporary Ceramics, from whose auction on 17 November 2016 it was purchased by Nicholas and Judith Goodison

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Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Depth: 22 cm
Height: 42.7 cm
Width: 25 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2017-01-23) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


20th Century, Late#
Elizabeth II
Circa 1990 CE - 2000 CE


Ewen Henderson (1934-2000) was born in Staffordshire. In the late 1960s he studied ceramics at Camberwell College of Arts, where Hans Coper and Lucie Rie were teaching. He later taught at Camberwell and Goldsmiths and exhibited widely. Henderson’s chief interest was the clay material, and particularly paper clay which he first used as a filler and later as an integral part of his work. Meshed and moulded, torn and twisted, these materials cling together by vitrification in the kiln, the colours rising to the surface. His work has been described as ‘high fired monoprints’ , as his pots could only be pulled once, and the unpredictability of the firing makes each work truly unique.

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Accession number: C.6-2017
Primary reference Number: 214015
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Created: Tuesday 31 January 2017 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

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

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