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Vessel: C.25-1983

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Object information

Current Location: In storage

Maker(s)

Owen, Elspeth (Maker)

Description

Hand-built clay, coloured with cobalt and vanadium and fired in salt producing a buff, greenish-grey, and pink veined and mottled surface. Bulbous, contracting towards the irregular rim.

Notes

History note: Purchased from the exhibition held at Kettles Yard, 8-22 May 1983, Thirty-Seven Potters return to Kettles Yard, Together with Strange Delights gathered by Henry Rothschild in Europe and Overseas, no. 280.

Legal notes

Purchased with the J. R. V. Smyth Fund and a grant from the Eastern Arts Association

Measurements and weight

Height: 10 cm
Width: 10.3 cm

Relative size of this object

10.3 cm10 cm What does this represent?

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Place(s) associated

  • Grantchester ⪼ Cambridgeshire ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Bought (1983-06-13) by Rothschild, Henry, Associates Ltd

Dating

Late 20th Century
Production date: circa AD 1983

Note

Elspeth Owen (b.1938), came to ceramics after a BA in modern history at Oxford and engagement with the Women’s Movement in the 1970s. She lives in Grantchester, near Cambridge. Elspeth produces pinched pots, each from a single ball of clay, which are then finished with subtly coloured slips, burnished, fired (sometimes with smoke) and polished.

School or Style

Studio Ceramics

Components of the work

Colouring composed of cobalt vanadium

Materials used in production

Clay

Techniques used in production

Hand-building : Hand-built clay, coloured with cobalt and vanadium and fired in salt producing a buff, greenish-grey, and pink veined and mottled surface.
Burnishing Firing (heating)

References and bibliographic entries

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.25-1983
Primary reference Number: 73649
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Audit data

Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Tuesday 25 February 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

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

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