Bowl with Return Sides (P161)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Bowl with Return Sides

Made in

Aldermaston

Date

1977

Description

Tin-glazed earthenware bowl decorated with brushed lustre glaze in abstract patterns of dark reds, silver, and green.

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 fired for the lustre reduction at 670 deg. C.

Dimensions

diameter:  33cm

Object number

P161

Category

  • Bowl With Return Sides, Alan Caiger-Smith, 1977, Crafts Council Collection: P161.

Maker's statement

This is rather unusual in its "decoration" perhaps because it is a containing shape and asks for different treatment from the open bowl shapes I make more often. It is an unusually deep and mysterious lustre, which I think goes well for this form.