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On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 145

Charger

2001 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

The potter Edward Hughes is one of the masters of the Anglo-Oriental stoneware tradition. This splendid charger is decorated with freely trailed white slip. The deep olive green glaze, with its "hare's fur" effect, is derived from Red How ash, one of several ashes sourced locally in Cumbria by Hughes.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stoneware with ash glaze and slip-trailed decoration
Brief Description
Slip-trailed stoneware charger, made by Edward Hughes, Cumbria, 2001
Physical Description
Large thrown stoneware dish with slip-trailed decoration and olive green ash glaze with hare's fur effect.
Dimensions
  • Height: 10.3cm
  • Diameter: 50cm
  • Weight: 6.05kg
Marks and Inscriptions
'EH' seal (Impressed.)
Object history
Made for the exhibition The Japanese Craft Tradition: Kokten Korgei at Blackwell, Cumbria, 2001. The hare's fur effect glaze is derived from Red How ash, one of several sourced locally by the potter. Purchased from Joanna Bird Pottery.
Summary
The potter Edward Hughes is one of the masters of the Anglo-Oriental stoneware tradition. This splendid charger is decorated with freely trailed white slip. The deep olive green glaze, with its "hare's fur" effect, is derived from Red How ash, one of several ashes sourced locally in Cumbria by Hughes.
Collection
Accession Number
C.20-2005

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record createdAugust 23, 2005
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