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Pot, hand built coloured stoneware, with tilted rim, the base press-moulded, the form altered by pinching, coiled straps then added on top of the moulded base. The clay coloured by mixing in copper oxide to create a pale buff body with dark speckled stains, the surface burnished. The pot rises from a narrow base with a pronounced ridge at one side in the lower part, from which the pot leans over to one side.
- Production date
Height: 18.80 centimetres
Width: 11.40 centimetres (rim)
- Curator's comments
- This pot was made as a pair to a slightly larger one; the pair is illustrated in 'Jennifer Lee - handbuilt ceramics', London 1993. For Jennifee Lee, see also David Whiting, 'Modern British Potters and their Studios', London 2009, pp. 78-83. See also the artist's website for a series of essays by Edmund de Waal, David Whiting, Alun Graves and others: http:/ /www.jenniferlee.co.uk/essays/whiting.html (accessed 16/10/2015).
This pot is one of a small series, of around ten or less, that were made with tilted rims. In Lee's later work, the rims were drawn up to a more classical point.
For further discussion, see the previous item, 2014,8024.608.
- On display (G48/dc7)
- Exhibition history
2019 9 Jul–22 Sep, University of Cambridge, Kettle’s Yard, Jennifer Lee
- Acquisition date
- Acquisition notes
- Purchased by donor in 1984, either from the British Crafts Centre, Earlham St, London on 8 October 1984, or from Anatol Orient, Shelton St, London on 19 October 1984.
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
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