Progressive Series No. 7 - Harlequin Form (G41)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Progressive Series No. 7 - Harlequin Form

Made in

London Borough of Hackney

Date

1985

Description

Vessel made from a lead crystal glass base with gilded metal filings mixed with glass in diamond shapes, interspersed with ceramic enamel blue and purple stained diamonds.

Materials and techniques

Lead crystal base with gilding metal filings mixed with glass in diamond-shaped areas. Ceramic enamel blue mixed with the glass in between, with purple ceramic body stain mixed with the glass in other areas.

The finely crushed glass is made into a paste with water - layered into a wet mould with a brush and spatula, dried and fired to a fusion in a kiln.

Dimensions

height:  15cm
width:  19cm

Object number

G41

Category

  • Progressive Series No. 7 - Harlequin Form, Diana Hobson, 1985, Crafts Council Collection: G41.

Maker's statement

This piece and others in the 'series' represents the begining of a freer phase, where in using more and more forign materials, such as, metals, shingle from beach, stone, sand, etc. mixed with the crushed glass. This creats a very defferent feeling material which contrasts with the pate de verre translucency in the pieces. At this stage, the controlled form of this series giudes me a stable element which emables me to play and explore with new material, texture and contrast.