Bulbous-handled/sausage-handled earthenware mug (P445)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Bulbous-handled/sausage-handled earthenware mug

Made in

London
Suffolk

Date

1980

Description

Earthenware mug with a bulbous handle and a white lead glaze, with enamel transfer patterns of green, yellow, brown and pink spots.

Materials and techniques

Made like industrial earthenware. i.e slipcast in plaster moulds in a white earthenware body, glazed with a clear lead glaze and later fired a third time to fix the enamel transfers. See form for additional info.

Dimensions

height:  11cm
width:  12cm

Object number

P445

Category

  • Bulbous-handled/Sausage-handled Earthenware Mug, Colin Saunders, 1980. Crafts Council Collection: P445. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Bulbous-handled/Sausage-handled Earthenware Mug, Colin Saunders, 1980. Crafts Council Collection: P445. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

  • Bulbous-handled/Sausage-handled Earthenware Mug, Colin Saunders, 1980. Crafts Council Collection: P445. Photo: Stokes Photo Ltd.

Maker's statement

This mug shape was designed in the late 1970's as a slip cast development of some heavy thrown and turned terracotta mugs I had made. None of the pieces were really considered functional. Both shape and decoration I believe must must be influenced by my interest in baroque art; in the massing of forms, both 2 and 3 dimensional. These two mugs were taken from a group of four which I'd kept in my own collection until the CAA show because I had a special regard for them.