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Vessel: C.12-2001

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Current Location: In storage


Potter: Fisher, Daniel




Porcelain with added very fine polyester fibre, thrown, stretched, and pressed. Of bowl form, neither oval nor round, with rounded sides, and narrow base. The sides are fluted, rippled, and dimpled, and the rim is slightly, and irregularly scalloped. Here and there in the sides there are narrow splits. The whole vessel is very translucent


History note: The Crafts Council Shop at the Victoria and Albert Museum

Legal notes

Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the National Art Collections Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 33.3 cm
Height: 20 cm

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2000-06-12) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


Early 21st Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD 2001


Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Daniel Fisher began his training as a classical pianist, before moving into the field of art and design. He studied Ceramics at Camberwell College of Arts and the Royal College of Art, London, setting up an independent studio in Stroud in 2000. He developed a direct and intuitive method of working with clay, first throwing precise cylinders then suspending them, upside down, working with gravity, to manipulate paper-like folds and ripples in the clay. Finished pieces retain a sense of the spontaneity of their making, although they are the result of a long and careful process. The porcelain body is usually unglazed, to allow shifting patterns of light to pass through and across the folded forms.

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Materials used in production

Polyester fibre

Techniques used in production

Throwing : Porcelain with added very fine polyester fibre, thrown, stretched, and pressed

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.12-2001
Primary reference Number: 71612
Entry form number: 156
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 8 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

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

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