Twisted Grey Loop (P490)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Twisted Grey Loop

Made in

London

Date

2009

Description

Stoneware sculptural ceramic form of one continous loop with a matt grey surface.

Materials and techniques

'Hand built in coiling technique in stoneware clay (Scarva Earthstone handbuilding material E/S 40). Saturated kidney tool and looped tool used when smothing the surface. Supported with foam and/or clay supports during building, drying and firing process. After bisque firing sprayed with coloured slip (which I make myself), and then fired to 1150C degrees in electric kiln.'

Taken from the Acquisition Information Sheet.

Dimensions

height:  26.8cm
width:  30cm
length:  41.5cm

Object number

P490

Category

  • Twisted Grey Loop, Merete Rasmussen, 2009, Crafts Council Collection: P490. Photo: John Hammond

  • Twisted Grey Loop, Merete Rasmussen, 2009, Crafts Council Collection: P490. Photo: John Hammond

Maker's statement

I'm interested in the idea of one continuous surface, with one connected edge or line running through the whole form. Clear, clean shapes; soft smooth curves in contrast to sharp edges; concave and convex surfaces; the discovery and strength of an inner/negative space - these are all form expressions that appeal to me and results in my continuous exploration and expression in many different variations. Grey twisted loop has one connected surface throughout the form, curled around itself. It is a free standing and balanced form not connected to the surface it rests on. I like to challenge the material and my own skills by building complicated shapes; fragile in the building, drying and firing process which upon firing attain the strength to be handled and positioned without support. To emphasize the form I use matt monochrome colours.