Bum Bowl (G20)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Bum Bowl

Made in

London

Date

1978

Description

Small glass bowl with blue and purple tones, and a white posterior shaped base.

Materials and techniques

Blown clear and coloured glass cased in clear glass and blown into a metal former. Finished by hand.

Dimensions

length:  13.7cm
height:  13.5cm
Packed Length:  32cm
Packed Width:  32cm
Packed Height:  27cm

Object number

G20

Category

  • Bum Bowl, Christoper Williams, 1978, Crafts Council Collection: G20. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography.

Maker's statement

I started to make the bum bowls as a student at the RCA. They are probably the first pieces of "intensional" design that I produced in glass; I could hardly make anything at all and so are very simple. The glass was blown onto a shaped metal vane which produced the cleft. At first I thought they looked like peaches or plums but every one who saw them said no ....BUM......BUM... and so the name has stuck ever since.