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Blue Twisted Form, 2011: C.1-2012

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© Merete Rasmussen. Photograph copyright © The Fitzwilliam Museum, Cambridge.

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Blue Twisted Form, 2011


Rasmussen, Merete (Sculptor)


Hand-built stoneware clay, sanded and coated with vitrifying blue slip sprayed on to achieve an even colour


History note: Sarah Myerscough Gallery, 15-16 Brooks Mews, London, W1K 4DS, from whom purchased in January 2012 by Nicholas and Judith Goodison

Legal notes

Gift of Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Diameter: 52.5 cm
Height: 31 cm
Length: 57.5 cm

Relative size of this object

57.5 cm31 cm What does this represent?

Relative size of this object is displayed using code inspired by Good Form and Spectacle's work on the British Museum's Waddeson Bequest website and their dimension drawer. They chose a tennis ball to represent a universally sized object, from which you could envisage the size of an object.

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2012-03-05) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith


Early 21st Century
Elizabeth II
Production date: AD/CE 2011


Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Merete Rasmussen studied at Designskolen Kolding in Denmark before establishing her studio in London in 2005. She hand-builds clay sculptures which explore the ways in which space is animated through physical form. A particular characteristic of her work is the complex curved form that, like a Möbius strip, appears to have only one edge. Pieces are given even surfaces of strong colour to emphasise the visual affect and she cites the fluid forms of Danish modernism as an influence together with an interest in the structures of the natural world.

Components of the work

Surface: composed of slip ( blue)

Materials used in production


Techniques used in production

Slip-coating Hand-building

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

Accession number: C.1-2012
Primary reference Number: 186309
Entry Form Number: 1068
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Audit data

Created: Wednesday 7 March 2012 Updated: Tuesday 15 December 2020 Last processed: Wednesday 31 March 2021

Associated departments & institutions

Owner or interested party: The Fitzwilliam Museum
Associated department: Applied Arts

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