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Teapot

1985 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

This teapot, with its unusual but functional shape is demonstrative of Mark Pharis' desire to explore the boundaries between the practical and the aesthetic. The teapot, as an object type, has been a particular source of inspiration to many contemporary potters keen to explore a familiar form that has great social and cultural resonance.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Parts
This object consists of 2 parts.

  • Teapot Body
  • Teapot Cover
Materials and Techniques
Stoneware with buff grainy clay
Brief Description
Teapot, stoneware with buff grainy clay, by Mark Pharis, United States, 1985
Physical Description
Teapot, soft-slab built, salt-glazed stoneware, the exterior with white slip and the interior with a liquid glaze
Dimensions
  • Height: 35.5cm
  • Depth: 35.5cm
Marks and Inscriptions
'PHARIS 85' (Impressed to side)
Credit line
Given by G.L.Bryan via British American Art Association
Summary
This teapot, with its unusual but functional shape is demonstrative of Mark Pharis' desire to explore the boundaries between the practical and the aesthetic. The teapot, as an object type, has been a particular source of inspiration to many contemporary potters keen to explore a familiar form that has great social and cultural resonance.
Collection
Accession Number
C.49&A-1986

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record createdApril 24, 2008
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