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Figure - Bird

Bird

  • Object:

    Figure

  • Place of origin:

    Hornsea (made)

  • Date:

    1966 (designed)
    1966 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Clappison, William John, born 1937 (designer)
    Clappison, William John, born 1937 (maker)
    Hornsea Pottery Co. Ltd. (factory (studio))

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Glazed stoneware, hand-cut with impressed decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by John Clappison

  • Museum number:

    C.277-1986

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Buff stoneware figure, a hanging pendant in the form of a bird. Decorated with impressed and cut patterns of circles, triangles and stars to represent in stylised, minimal form a bird in flight, all but part of the tail coloured with green, brown and orange glazes.

Place of Origin

Hornsea (made)

Date

1966 (designed)
1966 (made)

Artist/maker

Clappison, William John, born 1937 (designer)
Clappison, William John, born 1937 (maker)
Hornsea Pottery Co. Ltd. (factory (studio))

Materials and Techniques

Glazed stoneware, hand-cut with impressed decoration

Dimensions

Height: 11 cm, Width: 10.8 cm

Object history note

This and the accompanying two figures [C.275, 276-1986] were made by John Clappison for his own amusement. They were not production line design, but were among a number of such decorative works, some of which were made as commissions or for special exhibitions.

Part of 44 objects, arranged privately by John Clappison, chief staff designer at Hornsea. The selection was made by John Mallet and Jennifer Opie, most of the ceramics then being housed in John Clappison's garage and cellar, the remainder under his care at the Pottery. In 1986 the Pottery was in some difficulties and Mr. Clappison was then alone in seeing the need to save these examples of the factory's production. The titles given are those used in-house by the factory.

Descriptive line

'Bird' figure, glazed stoneware, hand-cut with impressed decoration, designed and made by William John Clappison at Hornsea Pottery Co. Ltd., England, 1966.

Materials

Stoneware; Glaze

Techniques

Glazed; Impressed

Subjects depicted

Bird

Categories

Ceramics; Stoneware

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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