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Tray: C.10-2017

Object information

Current Location: In storage


Potter: White, Tony




Rectangular stoneware tray on four feet, glazed in black and white and raku fired.


History note: Unknown before Dr David Hall (d. 2016), formerly Deputy Librarians of the Cambridge University Library

Legal notes

Bequeathed by Dr David Hall

Place(s) associated

  • Cwmystwyth ⪼ Cardiganshire ⪼ Wales

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bequeathed (2017-01-23) by Hall, David


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


Tony White (b.1948) grew up in Leicestershire. He trained at evening classes and is partly self-taught. He makes abstract vessel forms with strong brightly coloured decoration but is best known for his bird and animal sculptures. All his work is hand-modelled, raku-fired stoneware: the form is taken out of the kiln while still hot, plunged into sawdust and cooled rapidly to give the crackled effect on the glaze. Tony & Barbara White set up their present workshop in Cardiganshire over 25 years ago, producing a range of contemporary studio pottery to their own designs. Their production now focusses mailnly on stylized animals and birds and rectangular and triangular vase-type forms.

Components of the work

Decoration composed of glaze ( black and white)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production


Identification numbers

Accession number: C.10-2017
Primary reference Number: 214064
Entry form no.: 1326
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 7 February 2017 Updated: Tuesday 25 June 2019 Last processed: Wednesday 13 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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