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Figure - Little Horror

Little Horror

  • Object:


  • Place of origin:

    Balham (made)

  • Date:

    1997 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Halls, Susan (maker)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Paperclay, thrown and assembled, with colloidal slip, raku-fired

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    Ceramics, Room 143, The Timothy Sainsbury Gallery, case 29, shelf 3

Animals are a dominant theme in Susan Halls' work. This dog was constructed using wheel-thrown cones and cylinders for the different body parts. The sections were assembled while they were still wet. The rough joints and visible throwing rings give the sculpture a feeling of energy and spontaneity.

Physical description

Unglazed figure of a standing dog. The dog is made entirely of wheel-thrown sections which are assembled when the clay was still wet. Scars at the tops of the legs show where the dog has been supported during assembly. Unmarked.

Place of Origin

Balham (made)


1997 (made)


Halls, Susan (maker)

Materials and Techniques

Paperclay, thrown and assembled, with colloidal slip, raku-fired


Height: 28.7 cm, Width: 43.0 cm, Depth: 16.6 cm

Object history note

Historical significance: Considered by the artist to be a significant piece of her work (see letter on RF).

Descriptive line

Figure of a dog, 'Little Horror', Susan Halls, 1997.

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

See Object Information file in Ceramics and Glass Section office.


Studio Pottery


Ceramics Collection

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