Pot (P408)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Angus Suttie

Title

Pot

Made in

London

Date

1989

Description

Earthenware pot in an abstract shape with two narrow openings, decorated with a white and blue-dot design in some parts.

Materials and techniques

Red earthenware clay, glaze fired to 1150 deg.C. Handbuilt, improvised in the making.

Dimensions

height:  39cm
width:  21.5cm
depth:  50cm

Object number

P408

Category

References

From Precepts to Praxis: The Origins of British Studio Pottery in Things of Beauty Growing, by Julian Stair. 2018.

On view

Long term loan: National Museum of Wales
  • Pot, Angus Suttie, 1989, Crafts Council Collection: P408.

Maker's statement

The piece belongs to the last group of work which takes, as a starting point, things I like about Moche and Vicus Peruvian pots. From Moche I used the idea of two elements which are joined to make one pot - together but separate; from Vicus pots I took an awkward handling of the clay. I wanted to make a pot which is emotionally honest about separation and loss but also about stability and holding on. Any conflict in the piece is because of the irresolution of these two aims. The pot, however, I hope is firstly a visually interesting object.