Can Collage (P452)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Can Collage

Made in

Bradfields

Date

1998

Description

Abstract form assembled from a sardine can containing two scrolls that both have forks sticking out of the top, and metal hairs at the bottom of the can.

Materials and techniques

Sardine can lined with Egyptian paste. Firing temperature at 980 degrees celsius. Two forks are fired in sand at 1200 degrees celsius. Two dark scrolls are slip dipped in fibreglass. Galvanised wire used. Assembled after firing and metal hairs attached.

Dimensions

length:  15cm
width:  12cm
height:  22.5cm
Packed Length:  33cm
Packed Width:  33cm
Packed Height:  33cm

Object number

P452

Category

  • Can Collage, Gillian Lowndes, 1998, Crafts Council Collection: P452.

Maker's statement

I WAS ASKED BY CAA TO MAKE A GROUP OF SMALL PIECES FOR A SPECIAL FOCUS EXHIBITION MAR 1998 (A VIEW OF CLAY)THEY ARE PART OF AN ONGOING INTEREST IN SMALL DOMESTIC UTENSILS, WHICH ARE INCORPORATED IN THE HORKS AND TRANSFORMED INTO SOMETHING ELSE.