Asymmetrical Reduced Black Piece
Clay vessel with a dark grey burnished finish, with a round 'heart-shaped' body, a double handle and a spout.
Materials and techniques
Handbuilt red clay. Burnished then clay slip coated and burnished over for a final finish. Work is fired in an oxidised atmosphere (gas kiln), then carbonized in a heavy reduced atmosphere - enclosed in saggars with wood/wood chips/wood shavings. Temperatures range from 930 - 1040 deg. C.
Jane Norrie - Arts Review (Oxford gallery exh) (Aug-92)
From Precepts to Praxis: The Origins of British Studio Pottery in Things of Beauty Growing, by Julian Stair. 2018.
Asymmetrical Reduced Black Piece by Magdalene Odundo, 1992, Crafts Council Collection: P423. Image courtesy of the Crafts Council.