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Form - Double Image

Double Image

  • Object:

    Form

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    1974 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Burr, Graham, born 1929 - died 2003 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, slab-built, slip and copper oxide under glazes, reduction fired

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Joan Burr

  • Museum number:

    C.7:1, 2-2005

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 142, The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Gallery, case 1, shelf 3 []

This work demonstrates Graham Burr's interest in creating sculptural ceramic forms with painterly surfaces. It was exhibited in the artist's solo exhibition at the British Craft Centre in 1975. Of the works shown there, the collector Bill Ismay wrote: "These mountain peaks and soaring architectures rising through clouds, compressed into the symmetry of geometrical form and endowed with fine and richly-coloured surfaces which are normally beyond the sculptor's scope, appear as something unique in both sculptural and ceramic terms."

Physical description

Stoneware sculpture in two parts, blue-grey slip and copper oxide under matt white glazes, reduction fired. Each slab is in the form of a half cone, with one flat vertical surface and one curved angled surface. These are decorated with cloud-like red areas of reduced copper oxide on a grey background. The two parts are placed on in front of the other with the flat surfaces set forward, the lower two half-cones foremost. Unmarked.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

1974 (made)

Artist/maker

Burr, Graham, born 1929 - died 2003 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, slab-built, slip and copper oxide under glazes, reduction fired

Dimensions

Height: 40 cm, Width: 54.5 cm

Descriptive line

One of two half-cones forming part of "Double Image", slab-built stoneware, blue-grey slip, reduced copper oxide under mat white glaze, Graham Burr, London, 1974

One of two half-cones forming part of "Double Image", slab-built stoneware, blue-grey slip, reduced copper oxide under mat white glaze, Graham Burr, London, 1974

Categories

Stoneware; Studio Pottery

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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