Open Flower Form (P112)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Open Flower Form

Made in

Leicestershire

Date

1971

Description

Ball of porcelain with a pinched rim, moulded towards a central point to form a narrow opening, with brown mottled decoration on the inside.

Materials and techniques

Oxidised porcelain with semi-matt glaze and mottled brown decoration inside. Hand-modelled by pinching the form out of one ball of clay. Biscuit fired to 960 deg. C; glaze fired to 1300 deg. C.

Dimensions

height:  8cm

Object number

P112

Category

  • Closing Flower Form and Open Flower Form, Mary Rogers, 1971, Crafts Council Collection: P115 and P112.

Maker's statement

I was exploring the fluid qualities and the plasticity of hand modelled porcelain making, and noticing forms in nature which could be translated into terms of clay and glaze. Exploring ways in which a permanent record (fired clay) could be made of fragile and transient natural forms.