Closing Flower Form (P115)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Closing 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.

Materials and techniques

Porcelain, with semi-matt glaze and green and brown marks on rim. Hand-modelled by pinching the form out of one ball of clay. Biscuit fired at 960 deg. C; glazed and fired at 1300 deg. C.

Dimensions

height:  11cm

Object number

P115

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 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 transient natural forms.