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Plate

Plate

  • Place of origin:

    Pennsylvania (Benedictine Sisters of Erie, made)

  • Date:

    1985-2007 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Bezanson, Thomas (Brother), born 1929 - died 2007 (potter)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Porcelain, copper glaze, reduction, gold rim

  • Credit Line:

    Presented by Bernard and Suzanne Pucker in honour of Sir Harry Solomon

  • Museum number:

    C.69-2008

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Brother Thomas Bezanson, an American citizen, was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia in 1929. He was a Benedictine monk at Weston Priory in Vermont for twenty-five years and worked as an artist-in-residence with the Benedictine Sisters of Erie from 1985. His work followed a studio craft tradition that embraced an Oriental aesthetic, and was characterised in particular by his masters of Chinese - inspired glazes. He died in 2007. This handsome decorative plate demonstrates Brother Thomas' superb handling of the material and reduction glazes.

Physical description

Large porcelain plate, covered in a copper red and blue crystal glaze, reduction fired with a gold rim.

Place of Origin

Pennsylvania (Benedictine Sisters of Erie, made)

Date

1985-2007 (made)

Artist/maker

Bezanson, Thomas (Brother), born 1929 - died 2007 (potter)

Materials and Techniques

Porcelain, copper glaze, reduction, gold rim

Dimensions

Height: 2 in, Diameter: 18.25 in

Descriptive line

Large plate, porcelain with copper red glaze with blue crystals, Brother Thomas, Pennsylvania, 1985-2007

Materials

Porcelain; Glaze

Techniques

Thrown

Categories

Ceramics; Tableware & cutlery

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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