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Bowl

Bowl

  • Place of origin:

    Wendens Ambo (made)

  • Date:

    1968 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Arbeid, Dan, born 1928 (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Stoneware, coil built, with thick pitted grey glaze

  • Museum number:

    CIRC.838-1968

  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 142, The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Gallery, case 2, shelf 2

Dan Arbeid is an important pioneer of post-war British ceramics. He explored handbuilding techniques and surface textures in a style that strongly opposed the East Asian forms and glazes used by Bernard Leach and his followers. In the 1960s Arbeid was making daring new pots, experimenting with imaginative and inventive forms and extremes of texture. He later worked primarily as a teacher. Arbeid built up this bowl from coils of clay, which can be clearly seen in the finished pot.

Physical description

Coil-built bowl with the thick coils clearly visible under a pitted grey glaze.

Place of Origin

Wendens Ambo (made)

Date

1968 (made)

Artist/maker

Arbeid, Dan, born 1928 (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Stoneware, coil built, with thick pitted grey glaze

Marks and inscriptions

'DA', impressed

Dimensions

Depth: 23.60 cm, Height: 10.00 cm

Object history note

Acquisition details: see Circ.836-1968

Descriptive line

Coil-built bowl, Dan Arbeid, 1968.

Bibliographic References (Citation, Note/Abstract, NAL no)

Watson, Oliver. British Studio Pottery. Oxford: Phaidon; Christie's Limited; in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 1990. ISBN 0 7 148 8067 1

Materials

Stoneware

Categories

Studio Ceramics

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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