The Ladies of Llangollen (2018.45)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

The Ladies of Llangollen

Made in

Brighton

Date

2010

Description

Two intersecting ceramic bases with two human female figures and two green crab claw figures respectively atop, 15.3cm in height.

Materials and techniques

Slip cast in white earthenware with underglaze colour and decals

Dimensions

length (base):  17.4cm
width (base):  10.7cm
height (body):  15.3cm
weight:  816g

Object number

2018.45

Category

  • Ladies of Llangollen, Matt Smith, 2010. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.45. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd

  • Ladies of Llangollen, Matt Smith, 2010. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.45. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd

    Ladies of Llangollen, Matt Smith, 2010. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.45. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd

  • Ladies of Llangollen, Matt Smith, 2010. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.45. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd

    Ladies of Llangollen, Matt Smith, 2010. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.45. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd

  • Ladies of Llangollen, Matt Smith, 2010. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.45. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd

    Ladies of Llangollen, Matt Smith, 2010. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.45. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd

  • Ladies of Llangollen, Matt Smith, 2010. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.45. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd

    Ladies of Llangollen, Matt Smith, 2010. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.45. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd

  • Ladies of Llangollen, Matt Smith, 2010. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.45. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd

    Ladies of Llangollen, Matt Smith, 2010. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.45. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd

  • Ladies of Llangollen, Matt Smith, 2010. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.45. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd

    Ladies of Llangollen, Matt Smith, 2010. Crafts Council Collection: 2018.45. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd

Maker's statement

The Queering the Museum exhibition was my first big solo show.

The piece illustrates the famous Ladies of Llangollen couple and references the historical ceramics amongst which the piece was placed during the exhibition