Coloured porcelain pot (P343)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Coloured porcelain pot

Made in

London

Date

1983

Description

Porcelain pot with a textured grey surface and inlaid white spiral line decoration.

Materials and techniques

Coloured porcelain, thrown and turned. Two series of spiralling lines inlaid in white porcelain on the neck and body. Covered overall with a surface texture of scratch marks. Once-fired in a light reduction atmosphere to 1280 deg. C.

Dimensions

height:  24.5cm
diameter:  14.5cm

Object number

P343

Category

  • Coloured Porcelain Pot, Julian Stair, 1983, Crafts Council Collection: P343.

Maker's statement

This pot is one of a series I have been working on over the last few years dealing with the relationship between form and surface. The surface has dealt with either reinforcing the essential structure of the form (as with this pot) or worked against and erected a dischord. The spiral on this pot helps to define the growth of the form from a small foot to a developed shoulder and neck. It also refers to the method of making (i.e. being thrown on a wheel).