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Vessel, 'Something in blue', by Ken Eastman, England

A tall sculptural vessel hand-built from irregular stoneware slabs joined seamlessly at sides to form a pot like form. While the vessel can be viewed from any angle, it has two distinctively different main sides. One side is modelled as an organic abstract form (resembling two massive legs joined together and shown from the thigh to knee level), and one geometrical with four stepping bands, tapering from the top to the bottom. The contrast is emphasised by two different colours applied to each side - one is painted in sky-blue and one (with stepping bands) has a thin coat of unevenly applied white-wash which reveals the warmer hue of white stoneware. The interior is finished in white-wash and the flat, unpainted base bears Eastman's signature painted in black.
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