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Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 141, The McAulay Gallery

Snow Lady Gourd

Pot
2008 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Kate Malone’s exuberant forms often derive from vegetables and fruits. Gourds are a speciality, to which she adds various appendages to give each work a different character. Here perfect round balls like those found on an atomic model appear.
The gourd is enveloped in a soft white crystalline glaze that befits its title.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Stoneware, with crystalline glazes
Brief Description
Pot, 'Snow Lady Gourd', stoneware with crystalline glazes, Kate Malone, London, 2008
Physical Description
Large vessel form in the shape of a gourd with two bulbous sections, these adorned with spherical appendages, and with a flaring mouth. Stoneware, with crystalline glazes, the exterior predominantly greyish-white with green and grey runs, the interior greenish-grey.
Dimensions
  • Height: 65cm
  • Diameter: 55cm
Gallery Label
Kate Malone (born 1959) ‘A Snow Lady Gourd’ 2008 Kate Malone’s exuberant forms often derive from vegetables and fruits. Gourds are a speciality, to which she adds various appendages to give each work a different character. Here perfect round balls like those found on an atomic model appear. The gourd is enveloped in a soft white crystalline glaze that befits its title. Made in London Stoneware, with crystalline glazes Museum no. C.225-2009 Acquired through the generosity of Gerard and Sarah Griffin(09/2009)
Credit line
Acquired through the generosity of Gerard and Sarah Griffin
Object history
Shown by Adrian Sassoon at Collect 2009, Saatchi Gallery.
Summary
Kate Malone’s exuberant forms often derive from vegetables and fruits. Gourds are a speciality, to which she adds various appendages to give each work a different character. Here perfect round balls like those found on an atomic model appear.

The gourd is enveloped in a soft white crystalline glaze that befits its title.
Collection
Accession Number
C.225-2009

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record createdAugust 23, 2010
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