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Variations on a Geometric Theme

  • Object:

    Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Barlaston (made)

  • Date:

    ca. 1972 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Paolozzi, Eduardo (Sir), born 1924 - died 2005 (designer)
    Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Bone china with screen-printed decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the artist

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.512C-1972

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 139, The Curtain Foundation Gallery, case 41, shelf 5

Physical description

Plate of bone china with vertical bands of screen-printed patterns which include stripes, zigzags and circular patterns in dark pink, gold and yellow.

Place of Origin

Barlaston (made)

Date

ca. 1972 (made)

Artist/maker

Paolozzi, Eduardo (Sir), born 1924 - died 2005 (designer)
Josiah Wedgwood and Sons (manufacturer)

Materials and Techniques

Bone china with screen-printed decoration

Marks and inscriptions

Wedgwood symbol mark, the maker's mark, the title and a facsimile of the artist's signature

Dimensions

Diameter: 26.8 cm

Object history note

One of a set of six Paolozzi plates entitled 'Variations on a Geometric Theme' CIRC.512 to E-1972. The effect of a complex, multi-sectioned surface of diagonal, zigzag and circular patterns has achieved with the appropriately 'mechanical' aid of screen-printing rather than the traditional painting on ceramics.

Wedgwood collaborated with the artist in this venture to produce a limited edition of 200 sets of fine bone china plates with decoration designed by Paolozzi. The project extends the artist’s own interest in print techniques and the production of variations of the same theme, and the effects of different forms of printing on an image.

The plates are presented in a pink Perspex box, accompanied by a sheet of text with a photograph of the artist on the reverse, and each one has a pink felt slip cover.

Descriptive line

Plate of bone china with vertical bands of screen-printed patterns, designed by Eduardo Paolozzi, made by Josiah Wedgwood and Sons Ltd., Barlaston, ca. 1972.

Materials

Bone china

Techniques

Screen printed

Subjects depicted

Geometric patterns

Categories

Ceramics; Bone China; Food vessels & Tableware; Prints; Scotland

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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