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Floor to wall piece - Ghost IV

Ghost IV

  • Object:

    Floor to wall piece

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2007 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Radstone, Sara, born 27 (artist)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, hand built, press moulded, slip, stains

  • Credit Line:

    Given anonymously

  • Museum number:

    C.89:1-2011

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 141, The McAulay Gallery, case WS []

Sara Radstone (born 1955)
‘Ghost IV’
2007
‘Ghost IV’ looks like a natural form, but a closer
look reveals it to be a column of book edges. Like
many of Sara Radstone’s works, it uses the form
of the book to convey the suggestion of memory
and history. More specifically, it is part of a series
that – as the title suggests – explores absence and
loss by evoking the idea of ghosts within texts.
Made in London
Stoneware, hand-built from press-moulded slabs,
painted with slip and dark stain
Museum no. C.89:1, 2-2011

Physical description

'Ghost IV' is roughly six-seven foot tall, in two sections which join in the centre, its wide base sits on the floor, the forms bends back towards the wall and gets thinner until it tips the wall. It is stoneware, hand built and press moulded into a mould of book edges, then painted with slip and dark stains to enhance the texture

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

2007 (made)

Artist/maker

Radstone, Sara, born 27 (artist)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, hand built, press moulded, slip, stains

Dimensions

Height: 225 cm, Width: 21 cm, Depth: 42 cm

Object history note

Originally shown in the joint exhibition 'Sara Radstone and Partridge & Walmsley', Barrett Marsden Gallery, London, 29 June to 31 July 2007.

Descriptive line

'Ghost IV', stoneware, press moulded and hand built, painted with slip and stains, Sara Radstone, London, 2007

Labels and date

Sara Radstone (born 1955)
‘Ghost IV’
2007
‘Ghost IV’ looks like a natural form, but a closer
look reveals it to be a column of book edges. Like
many of Sara Radstone’s works, it uses the form
of the book to convey the suggestion of memory
and history. More specifically, it is part of a series
that – as the title suggests – explores absence and
loss by evoking the idea of ghosts within texts.
Made in London
Stoneware, hand-built from press-moulded slabs,
painted with slip and dark stain
Museum no. C.89:1, 2-2011 [12/2013]

Materials

Stoneware; Slip; Stain

Techniques

Moulded; Hand built

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware; Studio Pottery

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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