Not currently on display at the V&A

Plate

1985-2007 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Porcelain, copper glaze, reduction, gold rim
Brief Description
Large plate, porcelain with copper red glaze with blue crystals, Brother Thomas, Pennsylvania, 1985-2007
Physical Description
Large porcelain plate, covered in a copper red and blue crystal glaze, reduction fired with a gold rim.
Dimensions
  • Height: 2in
  • Diameter: 18.25in
Dimensions that came with object
Credit line
Presented by Bernard and Suzanne Pucker in honour of Sir Harry Solomon
Summary
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.
Collection
Accession Number
C.69-2008

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record createdJune 24, 2009
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