Large Bowl (P150)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Large Bowl

Made in

Aldermaston

Date

1976

Description

Tinglaze earthenware bowl painted in smoked lustre.

Materials and techniques

Tin-glazed earthenware with brush decorated dark red lustre glaze turning to silver/green inside. Thrown. Opaque tin glaze fired at 1050 deg. C in wood-fired kiln and refired for the lustre reduction at 670 deg. C.

Dimensions

height:  13cm
diameter:  48cm

Object number

P150

Category

  • Large bowl, Alan Caiger-Smith, 1976, Crafts Council Collection: P150. Photo: Todd-White Art Photography

Maker's statement

This is one of a kind of family of large bowls, of which I make a small number every year, which are meant for occasional or "ceremonial" use, but from the making point of view are all non-repeatable ways of enjoying this large surface with brush and colour. The large bowl is for this technique (brush-painted the glaze) the nearest my work comes to an abstract object without function, and in this sense it leaves the maker very free, while __? a ceramic vessel.