Tulip Form (P119)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Tulip Form

Made in

Leicestershire

Date

1971

Description

Porcleain bowl with an uneven rim and a narrow foot, semi-matt white glaze decorated with black, green and brown oxides.

Materials and techniques

Oxidised porcelain with semi-matt white glaze and decorated with oxides; black, green and brown. Hand-modelled by pinching the form out of one ball of clay. The oxides painted on to the raw clay before firing. Biscuit fired at 960 deg. C; glaze fired at 1300 deg. C more than once.

Dimensions

height:  8cm

Object number

P119

Category

  • Tulip Form, Mary Rogers, 1971, Crafts Council Collection: P199.

Maker's statement

In this piece I was using the naturally fine and translucent nature of fired porcelain in a way which hopefully echoes the forms in nature which have similar qualities, such as shells and some flower cups.