Their Finest Hour
Lidded ceramic vessel with coloured slips and various transfers referencing Classical and Renaissance figures, fields of crosses, and anti-war protests. The lid has an appendix of a 'fallen warrior' referencing Michelangelo's 'Dying Gaul'.
Materials and techniques
Slab-built and hand-modelled in T-material clay. Coloured slips under an earthenware lead glaze, fired to 1120C. In-glaze photocopy transfer prints, on-glaze screen-printed enamel transfer prints, open stock transfers and gold lustre.
Purchase of Their Finest Hour (2013) supported by donations to mark Joanna Foster’s contribution as Chair of the Crafts Council.
Short term loan for display in Yinka Shonibare: Criminal Ornamentation, Arts Council touring exhibition at:
Attenborought Arts Centre, Leicester
21/09/2018 - 16/12/2018
Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter
19/01/2019 - 16/03/2019
Longside Gallery, Wakefield
05/04/2019 - 16/06/2019
Southampton Art Gallery
28/06/2019 - 28/09/2019http://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/what-we-do/hidden-agenda-socially-conscious-craft