Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 142, The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Gallery

Pot

1994 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Category
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stoneware, handbuilt, black and white glazes
Brief Description
Pot, stoneware with black and white glazes, John Ward, 1994
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.
Dimensions
  • Height: 38.2cm
  • Width: 30.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'JW' in monogram, impressed
Credit line
Given by Dasha Shenkman
Object history
Formerly in the collection of Dasha Shenkman, who purchased the work from the Paul Rice Gallery in February 1996 at a cost of £950.
Production
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).
Summary
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.
Bibliographic Reference
See Ceramics and Glass Collection Object Information file
Collection
Accession Number
C.69-2005

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record createdJanuary 11, 2007
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