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White Noise III, by Martin Smith

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An image of Studio Ceramics. Ceramic form. White Noise III. Smith, Martin (British, b. 1950).  The interior is of rounded oval plan. On one side the walls slope towards the centre and have eight vertical undulations. The top of the sides slopes inwards all round for about 4 cm. The base is undecorated except for an inlaid oval line of pale beige clay (?) circles stuck on at intervals raise the base slightly from the ground. The outside is undecorated. The base of the interior is coloured turquoise all over. The interior walls and the sloping rim are covered in platinum leaf, and the outlines of the leaves are clearly visible. Yellowish-buff earthenware, press-moulded, machine-polished to produce an extremely smooth surface, and decorated with turquoise underglaze pigment and platinum leaf. Height, whole, 19.0 cm, minimum, height, whole, 20.0 cm, maximum, length, whole, 43.0 cm, width, whole, 40.5 cm, 2001. Post-Modernism. Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the National Art Collections Fund.

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Studio Ceramics. Ceramic form. White Noise III. Smith, Martin (British, b. 1950). The interior is of rounded oval plan. On one side the walls slope towards the centre and have eight vertical undulations. The top of the sides slopes inwards all round for about 4 cm. The base is undecorated except for an inlaid oval line of pale beige clay (?) circles stuck on at intervals raise the base slightly from the ground. The outside is undecorated. The base of the interior is coloured turquoise all over. The interior walls and the sloping rim are covered in platinum leaf, and the outlines of the leaves are clearly visible. Yellowish-buff earthenware, press-moulded, machine-polished to produce an extremely smooth surface, and decorated with turquoise underglaze pigment and platinum leaf. Height, whole, 19.0 cm, minimum, height, whole, 20.0 cm, maximum, length, whole, 43.0 cm, width, whole, 40.5 cm, 2001. Post-Modernism. Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the National Art Collections Fund.

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  • Accession Number: C.5-2002
  • © Martin Smith. Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.
  • Aperture: f/27.0
  • Focal length: 120
  • Camera: Hasselblad H3DII-31
  • Photographer name: Katie Young
  • Image height: 768 pixels
  • Image width: 1024 pixels
  • Processed with: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 5.4 (Windows)
  • Filesize: 87.49kB
  • Exposure time: 1/125
  • ISO Speed: 100
  • Fnumber: 27/1

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