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Sculpture - Wendy House, Dragon and Machine
  • Wendy House, Dragon and Machine
    Astbury, Paul, born 1945
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Wendy House, Dragon and Machine

  • Object:

    Sculpture

  • Place of origin:

    Shepherd's Bush (England, made)

  • Date:

    1971 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Astbury, Paul, born 1945 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, press-moulded, iron oxide and dolomite glaze, 1260 degrees.

  • Museum number:

    C.146-1993

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 142, The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Gallery, case 1, shelf 2

Physical description

Stoneware figure group which have been press-moulded and coloured with iron-oxide to give the brown-colour and covered in a dolomite beige-coloured glaze. The oval base has been incised with a brick-like pattern, the elements of the figure group attached include a small house, dinosaur with a large hole in its side and an upright machine. Some of the elements look to be cast from toys. It has been fired to 1260 degrees.

Place of Origin

Shepherd's Bush (England, made)

Date

1971 (made)

Artist/maker

Astbury, Paul, born 1945 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, press-moulded, iron oxide and dolomite glaze, 1260 degrees.

Marks and inscriptions

'P.J.A.' impressed seal and '71.' incised, both on edge of work.

'Wendy House, Dragon and Machine, Paul Astbury, 1972 (sic)'; 'No.4'; 'LY445'.
Paper labels on base

Dimensions

Width: 28.4 cm, Height: 16.8 cm

Descriptive line

Stoneware scuplture entitled "Wendy House, Dragon and Machine", Paul Astbury, England, 1971.

Production Note

Made in the artist's studio in Lime Grove. Dated 1971.

Materials

Stoneware; Iron oxide

Techniques

Glazed; Moulded

Categories

Studio Pottery; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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