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Verge (Grahame Clarke pattern)

Plate
2011-12 (made), 2012 (released)
Artist/Maker
Place of origin

Queensberry Hunt are the leading UK ceramic design practice of the post-war period. Formed in 1966 by david Queensberry, then Professor of Ceramics at the RCA, and his former student Martin hunt. the partnership have designed ceramics for major producers and retailers around the globe. These include Wedgwood, Hornsea, Rosenthal, Habitat, Crate and Barrel, John Lewis and Jamie Oliver. Their practice spans a period of immense change in the industry, brought about by the adoption of new technologies, and the shift in production towards East Asia. Working in an essentially modernist aesthetic, Queensberry Hunt have been responsible for some of the most familiar and best-selling tableware of recent decades.


Object details

Categories
Object type
TitleVerge (Grahame Clarke pattern) (series title)
Materials and techniques
Porcelain, glazed, surface pattern
Brief description
Bowl 'Verge', porcelain, decorated by Grahame Clarke, shape designed by Martin Hunt, made by Royal Fernwood, Sri Lanka, 2012.
Physical description
Plate of porcelain, glazed, with surface decoration in light blue, of a single line of banding around the rim, and double linear banding with blue dots inbetween them.
Dimensions
  • Diameter: 22cm
  • Height: 2cm
Marks and inscriptions
'Royal fernwood Porcelain / Sri Lanka / Design; H/P / Item; 21725 / Date; 17/10/2011' (Printed in black and written in blue in on a white sticker on base of object)
Gallery label
‘Verge’ 2012 Shape designed by Martin Hunt Made by Royal Fernwood, Sri Lanka Porcelain The ‘Verge’ shape has been decorated with a variety of surface patterns by designers including Sholto Drumlanrig (1) and Grahame Clarke (2). Lent by Queensberry Hunt(2012)
Credit line
Given by Queensberry Hunt
Object history
Exhibited in the Queensberry Hunt exhibition in the Victoria and Albert Museum, 2012
Summary
Queensberry Hunt are the leading UK ceramic design practice of the post-war period. Formed in 1966 by david Queensberry, then Professor of Ceramics at the RCA, and his former student Martin hunt. the partnership have designed ceramics for major producers and retailers around the globe. These include Wedgwood, Hornsea, Rosenthal, Habitat, Crate and Barrel, John Lewis and Jamie Oliver. Their practice spans a period of immense change in the industry, brought about by the adoption of new technologies, and the shift in production towards East Asia. Working in an essentially modernist aesthetic, Queensberry Hunt have been responsible for some of the most familiar and best-selling tableware of recent decades.
Collection
Accession number
C.64-2014

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Record createdApril 1, 2014
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