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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 140, Factory Ceramics

Vase

ca. 1952 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Kyllikki Salmenhaara remains one of Finland’s most influential ceramic artists. This piece demonstrates the poise and control that was typical of her work. This type of rough stoneware is sometimes known as ‘chamotte’ and is made by incorporating fired porcelain or stoneware ‘grog’ into the clay, which reduces the shrinkage during firing.


Object details
Categories
Object type
Materials and techniques
Chamotte stoneware with glaze
Brief description
Chamotte stoneware with speckled glaze and red/brown iron spots, made by Kyllikki Salmenhaara at Arabia Factory, Helsinki, ca. 1952.
Physical description
Chamotte stoneware with speckled glaze and red/brown iron spots.
Dimensions
  • Height: 42.5cm
Marks and inscriptions
'ARABIA KS' [incised]
Summary
Kyllikki Salmenhaara remains one of Finland’s most influential ceramic artists. This piece demonstrates the poise and control that was typical of her work. This type of rough stoneware is sometimes known as ‘chamotte’ and is made by incorporating fired porcelain or stoneware ‘grog’ into the clay, which reduces the shrinkage during firing.
Bibliographic reference
Opie, Jennifer Hawkins. Scandinavia: ceramics & glass in the twentieth century. London: V&A Publications, 1989. 64 p., ill. ISBN 1851770712.
Collection
Accession number
CIRC.325-1955

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Record createdSeptember 24, 2008
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