The Crafts Counsellor
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.
height (object): 70.5cm
width (object): 42cm
depth (object): 61cm
height (plinth): 88.1cm
width (plinth): 44cm
depth (plinth): 63cm
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.
Short term loan as part of Crafts Council Touring Exhibition A Curious Turn: moving, mechanical sculpture
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