Form

1986 (made), ca. 1830 (made)
Image of Gallery in South Kensington
On display at V&A South Kensington
Ceramics, Room 142, The Lydia and Manfred Gorvy Gallery
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

Gillian Lowndes' experimental collaged works often incorporate found objects, like the cup in this sculpture. The elements of this piece have been fired to the brink of destruction, and the result seems almost like an archaeological find, tenuously held together by the interwoven pieces of metal.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Hand-built stoneware, painted with mottled yellow and white, with metal elements
Brief Description
Cup on base by Gillian Lowndes; stoneware; British; ca.1986.
Physical Description
Irregular stack of grey-white slabs with a yellow and white handbuilt form and part of a yellow cup (found object) on the top.

Dimensions
  • Depth: 23.30cm
  • Height: 18.00cm
  • Height: 39.5cm
  • Width: 58.5cm
Style
Marks and Inscriptions
  • Inscribed in : 1. Tamil, ink 2. Tamil , ink 3. Modi , ink
Object history
Acquisition details: CC (solo exhibition, 1986)

Subject depicted
Summary
Gillian Lowndes' experimental collaged works often incorporate found objects, like the cup in this sculpture. The elements of this piece have been fired to the brink of destruction, and the result seems almost like an archaeological find, tenuously held together by the interwoven pieces of metal.
Bibliographic References
  • Watson, Oliver. British Studio Pottery : the Victoria and Albert Museum Collection, Oxford : Phaidon, Christie's, in association with the Victoria and Albert Museum, 1990
  • Company Paintings by Mildred Archer. V&A 1992, pps. 59-65
Collection
Accession Number
C.39-1987

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record createdJanuary 14, 2000
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