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Interpose II: C.8-2003

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Interpose II


Glassmaker: Fawkes, Sally




Convex D-shaped form of clear glass, cast, cut, polished, and partly backed by a circular mirror

Clear glass, cast, cut, and polished. Shallow D-shape plan. Convex D-shaped elevation with a circular mirror inset into the back, leaving a zone on the right end unbacked.


History note: Adrian Sassoon, 14 Rutland Gate, London, SW7 IBB from whom purchased by the donors

Legal notes

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

Measurements and weight

Depth: 5.8 cm
Height: 35.2 cm
Length: 45 cm

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2003-07-14) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


21st Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: dated AD 2002 : dated 3 or 5 July 2002, see inscriptions/marks


Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Sally Fawkes studied Glass at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, followed by three years working as studio assistant to Colin Reid. In 2000, she established her studio in Gloucestershire with Richard Jackson (b.1959), moving to her current studio in 2005. She is currently Visiting Lecturer at the Royal School of Design, Bornholm in Denmark. In 2014, a collaborative work by Fawkes and Jackson was given a major award by the Worshipful Company of Glass Sellers. Fawkes has developed glass sculpture which makes full use of the reflective properties of the medium to create intriguing visual worlds. In particular her use of mirrored glass and cut and coloured surfaces invites the viewer to move around the work and explore the interior worlds that are brought into view through the technical invention of the glassmaking. Sally Fawkes: ‘Nothingness, timeless in its alluring enchantment, suspended space, held between, where anything is possible. Interventions in the space between promote divergent ways of seeing, literally turning our perceptions upside down.’

School or Style

studio glass
Contemporary Craft

Components of the work

Back composed of mirror

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Casting (process) : Clear glass, cast, cut, and polished
Cutting (glassworking)

Inscription or legends present

  • Text: 3 or 5 july 2002
  • Location: On back close to the base on the right side
  • Method of creation: Engraved
  • Type: Date

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.8-2003
Primary reference Number: 94595
Entry form: 186
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Created: Saturday 6 August 2011 Updated: Monday 18 December 2023 Last processed: Monday 18 December 2023

Associated departments & institutions

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

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