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  • Place of origin:

    Cilgwym (made)

  • Date:

    1994 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ward, John (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, handbuilt, black and white glazes

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Dasha Shenkman

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 142, The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Gallery, case 14, shelf 1

John Ward begins by coil-building his pots, and then cuts and rejoins the curved surfaces to create more angular shapes. The black and white glazes on this flattened pot exaggerate its curves by suggesting the idea of a shadow.

Physical description

Coil-built stoneware vessel of flattened form, with rounded body and tapered, straight-sided neck. Decorated with areas of black and white glaze.

Place of Origin

Cilgwym (made)


1994 (made)


Ward, John (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, handbuilt, black and white glazes

Marks and inscriptions

'JW' in monogram, impressed


Height: 38.2 cm, Width: 30.5 cm

Object history note

Formerly in the collection of Dasha Shenkman, who purchased the work from the Paul Rice Gallery in February 1996 at a cost of £950.

Descriptive line

Pot, stoneware with black and white glazes, John Ward, 1994

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

See Ceramics and Glass Collection Object Information file

Production Note

Attribution note: A full description of the materials and techniques used has been supplied by the artist in a letter of 15 September 2005 (see RF 2004/629 and Ceramics and Glass Collection Object Information File).


Studio Pottery


Ceramics Collection

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