Arcady (P489)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Arcady

Made in

London

Date

2007

Description

Installation of eighteen thrown porcelain pots in six glazes in shades of white and yellow stacked in a steel case with a horizontal opening at the front.

Materials and techniques

Thrown using Limoges porcelain, turned, glazed with a six different glazes, fired to 1270 degrees Celcius. Marked with a variety of seals. The case is laser cut mild steel.

Dimensions

height:  140cm
length:  30cm
width:  30cm

Object number

P489

Category

References

Beighton, J. and Fisher, E. (ed.) - Edmund de Waal, (2007)
Crafts Council Objects of Desire: Arcady by Edmund de Waal
Martina Margetts, Objects of Our Time, Crafts Council, 1996
Crafts Council Objects of Desire: Mad Kid's Bedroom Wall Pot by Grayson Perry
Featured in Ceramics: Art and Perception TECHNICAL. Issue 102. See related document.

Credit

Purchased with support from The Art Fund.
  • Arcady, Edmund de Waal, 2007, © Edmund de Waal 2007. Crafts Council Collection: P489. Photo: Heini Schneebeli.

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The UK Crafts Council Collection, article by Paul Bailey, courtesy of Ceramics: Art and Perception TECHNICAL
The UK Crafts Council Collection, article by Paul Bailey, courtesy of Ceramics: Art and Perception TECHNICAL

Maker's statement

- First use of metal to provide a context and frame for the work. - Called Arcady in reference to a Poussin painting at Chatsworth which is very melancholic, it's all about not being able to touch. - This as a general theme, is very important: this is the transitional piece towards where the procelain objects can't be touched, are not handlable.