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Ceramic sculpture - Headthinker III

Headthinker III

  • Object:

    Ceramic sculpture

  • Place of origin:

    London (made)

  • Date:

    2003 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Ford (Ceramicist), Laura, born 1961 (artist)

  • Credit Line:

    Acquired through the generosity of Gerard and Sarah Griffin

  • Museum number:

    C.22:1 to 3-2008

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Laura Ford (born 1961)
‘Headthinker III’
2003

Human-animal hybrids are frequently the subject
of Laura Ford’s sculptures. Here, the heaviness
of the ceramic donkey-head contrasts with the
apparent softness of the body, appearing to weigh
it down. The sleeping donkey-child appears as
something encountered in a dream, yet also
suggests the burden of expectation placed
upon children.

Made in London
Glazed stoneware, steel, plaster and clothing
Museum no. C.22:1 to 3-2008
Acquired through the generosity of Gerard and Sarah Griffin

Physical description

Headthinker III is a human-animal hybrid sculpture with a ceramic glazed donkey head attached to a material childs body. The body is kneeling down with the head resting on a plinth. The head is glazed with different browns, while the body wears grey jumper, trousers and shoes, similar to a childs school uniform.

Place of Origin

London (made)

Date

2003 (made)

Artist/maker

Ford (Ceramicist), Laura, born 1961 (artist)

Descriptive line

'Headthinker III', ceramic and mixed media sculpture and plinth, Laura Ford, London, 2003

Labels and date

Laura Ford (born 1961)
‘Headthinker III’
2003

Human-animal hybrids are frequently the subject
of Laura Ford’s sculptures. Here, the heaviness
of the ceramic donkey-head contrasts with the
apparent softness of the body, appearing to weigh
it down. The sleeping donkey-child appears as
something encountered in a dream, yet also
suggests the burden of expectation placed
upon children.

Made in London
Glazed stoneware, steel, plaster and clothing
Museum no. C.22:1 to 3-2008
Acquired through the generosity of Gerard and Sarah Griffin [2009]

Materials

Ceramic; Ceramic glaze; Material

Techniques

Glazed

Categories

Ceramics; Sculpture

Collection

Ceramics Collection

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