Pot (P323)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Pot

Made in

London

Date

1983

Description

Stoneware pot with a lopsided body and pinched rim, with a grid decoration on the surface.

Materials and techniques

St.Thomas's oxidising stoneware body, coil-built. Surface grid applied using tiny coils, each one smoothed in to produce 'sharp' texture, picking up extra glaze. Biscuit fired to 950 deg. C, then glazed and fired to 1230 deg. C.

Dimensions

height:  38cm
width:  35cm

Object number

P323

Category

  • Pot, Sara Radstone, 1982, Crafts Council Collection: P323.

Maker's statement

I was particularly pleased with this pot and felt when I made it that it was in some way a small breakthrough for me. There seems to be an especially strong relationship between the surface and the form, and it is still one of the most direct expressions of a feeling that I try to convey, that I have managed to produce. It set me off in a new direction accidentally, as it started as one half of a very unsuccessfull pot which I decided to cut down the middle and make into two - something which I now do quite often and find very helpful in inventing entirely new forms.