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A6555 Sculpture, stoneware, Derek Smith, Australia, 1976. Click to enlarge.

Ceramic sculpture made by Derek Smith

Made
Pot, discoid form, stoneware, Derek Smith, Australia, 1976.

White stoneware discoid supported on a small cylindrical foot, the whole hollow and with a U-shaped piece cut out of the top. Blue areas of cobalt oxide and white glaze on the course surface. An incised linear pattern stained black on each side, incised black line around foot, incised circle on white glaze.

Summary

Object No.

A6555

Object Statement

Sculpture, stoneware, Derek Smith, Australia, 1976

Physical Description

Pot, discoid form, stoneware, Derek Smith, Australia, 1976.

White stoneware discoid supported on a small cylindrical foot, the whole hollow and with a U-shaped piece cut out of the top. Blue areas of cobalt oxide and white glaze on the course surface. An incised linear pattern stained black on each side, incised black line around foot, incised circle on white glaze.

Marks

Signed 'Derek Smith' in paint. Impressed 'DS' monogram.

Dimensions

Height

197 mm

Width

160 mm

Depth

54 mm

Production

Notes

This pot was made by Derek Smith in Australia.

During the 1970s Derek Smith set up pottery production and training studios in Sydney. Blackfriars Pottery, established in Chippendale in 1976, became the largest of its kind in Australia.

This pot is rubbed with cobalt oxide to produce the blue colour, and partly covered with white glaze. The brown areas are where natural iron in the clay is not masked by cobalt oxide and the glaze.

This pot was made in 1976.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased 1976

Acquisition Date

14 December 1976

Cite this Object

Harvard

Ceramic sculpture made by Derek Smith 2021, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 21 June 2021, <https://ma.as/186830>

Wikipedia

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