Or are you looking for Search the Archives?

Please complete the form to email this item.

Sculpture - Lust


  • Object:


  • Place of origin:


  • Date:

    1993 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Tchalenko, Janice (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, modelled and reduction fired, with lustre glaze

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 4, shelf 3

This sculpture is part of a series of allegorical figures of the Seven Deadly Sins. The series combines the modelling expertise of the Spitting Image team with Janice Tchalenko's flair for glazes and surface decoration.

Physical description

A snake coiled to form a vessel which leans on its side. Modelled, reduction fired and lustre glazed porcelain. The glaze has melted in the firing to form little legs for the sculpture.

Place of Origin



1993 (made)


Tchalenko, Janice (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, modelled and reduction fired, with lustre glaze


Height: 14.6 cm, Depth: 25.1 cm

Object history note

E.364 to 370-1993 were shown in the exhibition 'Seven Deadly Sins' at the V&A, 1993.

Descriptive line

'Lust' sculpture, modelled, reduction fired and lustre glazed porcelain, a snake coiled to form a vessel, by Janice Tchalenko, England, 1993.

Production Note

The Seven Deadly Sins were produced by Janice Tchalenko in collaboration with Roger Law and Pablo Bach of the Spitting Image workshop, who undertook the direct modelling of the works.




Modelled; Lustre; Glazed

Subjects depicted

Sin; Snakes; Lust


Ceramics; Porcelain; Studio Pottery; Sculpture


Ceramics Collection

Large image request

Please confirm you are using these images within the following terms and conditions, by acknowledging each of the following key points:

Please let us know how you intend to use the images you will be downloading.