Tea Bowl No. 1 (P237)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Tea Bowl No. 1

Made in

Bristol

Date

1979

Description

Porcelain tea bowl with line drawing carved and then inlaid with blue stain.

Materials and techniques

Thrown oxidised porcelain with line drawing carved and then inlaid with blue stain; the whole polished. Fired to 1260 deg. C. Stain recipe: 20% - 25% to 100% clay and 20% Felspar and 1% Bentonite.

Dimensions

height:  11.5cm
diameter:  21cm

Object number

P237

Category

  • Tea Bowl No. 1 and Tea Bowl No. 2, Nick Homoky, 1979, Crafts Council Collection: P237 and P238.

Maker's statement

The pieces (see also P238) represent a development of the use of drawing from decoration to drawing forms and images. The bowl is the first of its kind I've made in order that the drawing can freely express movement which is a key interest at present. In general, having established a simplicity, I am moving to complexity and introduce humour. But the idea of duality is the same.