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Tile - Bradmer

Bradmer

  • Object:

    Tile

  • Place of origin:

    England (blank, made)
    England (decorated)

  • Date:

    1972 (designed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Sheppard, Christina (designer)
    Sheppard, Christina (decorator)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Dust-pressed red earthenware with painted and sgraffito decoration

  • Credit Line:

    Given by the designer

  • Museum number:

    C.72:5-1994

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Dust-pressed red earthenware tile, with painted and sgraffito decoration in colour glazes depicting landscape with a white house in a garden.

Place of Origin

England (blank, made)
England (decorated)

Date

1972 (designed)

Artist/maker

Sheppard, Christina (designer)
Sheppard, Christina (decorator)

Materials and Techniques

Dust-pressed red earthenware with painted and sgraffito decoration

Marks and inscriptions

'PLATT FERROLITE ENGLAND'
Moulded on back

Interlaced 'CS' in monogram
At bottom

Dimensions

Width: 15.1 cm, Length: 15.1 cm, Height: 0.8 cm

Object history note

Christina Sheppard supplied the following technical information: "The technique used is called sgraffito. When dry, the design is scratched through a white glaze to the biscuit beneath. In the case of the black and white tiles, they are then fired to 1060 °C. With the coloured tiles, red iron oxide is sprayed on to deepen the lines and provide a background texture. When dry, this is brushed off, leaving some where appropriate. Other colours are then applied by brush. Finally, a blue or yellow glaze is sprayed over all and left to dry. When dry, it is brushed off any bits of the design that need to be white or another colour, and these colours are then applied on the white."

Descriptive line

One of nine tiles, dust-pressed red earthenware with painted and sgraffito decoration in colour glazes, 'Bradmer' tile, landscape with a white house in a garden, industrially made blank, interlaced "CS" monogram at bottom, "PLATT FERROLITE ENGLAND" moulded on back. England, designed by Christina Sheppard in 1972, in production until 1985.

Production Note

In production until 1985.

Materials

Earthenware (red); Glazes

Techniques

Dust-pressed; Painted; Sgraffito

Subjects depicted

Garden; House

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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