- Museum number
Dish, white earthenware mixed with wood shavings, composed of three curved segments, the upper surface painted with brushed evenly with blue colour, followed by a looser application of black and white underglaze colour, with sgraffito revealing the darker layers beneath. The process of double firing and double gluing is the same as for 2014,8024.628 and 629: the segments are fired individually, then glued together before applying the colour and fired again, during which the segments come apart and are glued for the second time after firing.
- Production date
Height: 16.20 centimetres
Length: 47 centimetres
Width: 35.50 centimetres
- Curator's comments
- For full discussion of Martin Smith's ceramics, see exhibition catalogue, 'Martin Smith, Balance and Space, Ceramics 1976-1996', Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, Rotterdam 1996 (with essay by Alison Britton).
In 1985, Smith abandoned his architectural works and turned to pieces made up of spherical segments. A full size plaster maquette was used to define the exact sections of the sphere; the coordinates were then plotted onto hemispheres produced in clay using the industrial process of 'jigger and jolly' (Rotterdam 1996, p. 75).
- Not on display
- Exhibition history
Rotterdam 1996: 'Martin Smith, Balance and Space, Ceramics 1976-1996', Museum Boijmans van Beuningen, p. 85
- Acquisition date
- Britain, Europe and Prehistory
- Registration number