Bowl (P482)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Bowl

Made in

Shropshire

Date

2003

Description

Stoneware bowl with opaque white glaze and an embossed poem:
IT BURNS IN THE VOID
NOTHING UPHOLDS IT
STILL IT TRAVELS
TRAVELLING THE VOID
UPHELD BY BURNING
NOTHING IS STILL
BURINING IT TRAVELS
THE VOID UPHOLDS IT
STILL IT IS NOTHING
NOTHING IT TRAVELS
A BURNING VOID
UPHELD BY STILLNESS

Materials and techniques

Thrown stoneware bowl, reduction fired to 1280 c, with a poem embossed onto an opaque white zircon glaze.

Dimensions

height:  25cm
diameter:  25cm

Object number

P482

Category

  • Bowl, Rupert Spira, 2003, Crafts Council Collection: P482. Photo: Heini Schneebeli

Maker's statement

Part of a body of work experimental with the use of texts, embossed and inscribed.