The Crafts Counsellor (2016.5)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

The Crafts Counsellor

Made in

Stithians

Date

1996

Description

Crafts Council donation box featuring an automated figure whose facial expression changes from disapproval to approval as he turns a handle revealing a series of changing forms. The cycle begins with a brightlly coloured donkey salt and pepper shaker and progresses through a series of zoomorphic objects to a simple, unadorned vessel.

Materials and techniques

Jelutong, Liquitex paint, limewood, birch plywood, aluminium, Tufnol and mechanical parts.

Dimensions

height (object):  70.5cm
width (object):  42cm
depth (object):  61cm
height (plinth):  88.1cm
width (plinth):  44cm
depth (plinth):  63cm

Object number

2016.5

Category

Credit

Commissioned by the Crafts Council and inaugurated at the Crafts Council Silver Jubilee exhibition 'Objects of Our Time', held at the Crafts Council Gallery from 5 December 1996 - 16 February 1997.

On view

Short term loan as part of Crafts Council Touring Exhibition A Curious Turn: moving, mechanical sculpture, at: Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton, 18/02/2017 - 21/05/2017; Gallery Oldham, 08/07/2017 - 02/09/2017; Derby Museum and Art Gallery, 15/09/2017 - 19/11/2017; Inverness Museum & Art Gallery, 01/12/2017 - 01/03/2018; Thelma Hulbert Gallery, Devon, 10/03/2018 - 20/05/2018; Heath Robinson Museum, Pinner, 26/05/2018 - 19/08/2018
  • The Crafts Counsellor, Paul Spooner, 1996, © Paul Spooner, Crafts Council Collection: 2016.5. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • The Crafts Counsellor (detail), Paul Spooner, 1996, © Paul Spooner, Crafts Council Collection: 2016.5. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • The Crafts Counsellor, Paul Spooner, 1996, © Paul Spooner, Crafts Council Collection: 2016.5. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • The Crafts Counsellor, Paul Spooner, 1996, © Paul Spooner, Crafts Council Collection: 2016.5. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • The Crafts Counsellor, Paul Spooner, 1996, © Paul Spooner, Crafts Council Collection: 2016.5. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • The Crafts Counsellor, Paul Spooner, 1996, © Paul Spooner, Crafts Council Collection: 2016.5. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Crafts Counsellor, Paul Spooner, 1996, © Paul Spooner, Crafts Council Collection: 2016.5. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • The Crafts Counsellor, Paul Spooner, 1996, © Paul Spooner, Crafts Council Collection: 2016.5. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • The Crafts Counsellor, Paul Spooner, 1996, © Paul Spooner, Crafts Council Collection: 2016.5. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • The Crafts Counsellor, Paul Spooner, 1996, © Paul Spooner, Crafts Council Collection: 2016.5. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • The Crafts Counsellor, Paul Spooner, 1996, © Paul Spooner, Crafts Council Collection: 2016.5. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

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