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Tall Sack Form: C.6-2017

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Titles

Tall Sack Form

Maker(s)

Henderson, (James) Ewen (Ceramicist)

Description

Tall flattened form of mixed, laminated clays, the surface highly textured with a dry volcanic appearance and white, dark grey, dull pinkish-buff and ochre colours.

Notes

History note: Maak Contemporary Ceramics, from whose auction on 17 November 2016 it was purchased by Nicholas and Judith Goodison

Legal notes

Given by Nicholas and Judith Goodison through The Art Fund

Measurements and weight

Depth: 22 cm
Height: 42.7 cm
Width: 25 cm

Relative size of this object

25 cm42.7 cm22 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.

Acquisition and important dates

Method of acquisition: Given (2017-01-23) by Goodison, Nicholas and Judith

Dating

Late 20th Century
Elizabeth II
Circa 1990 CE - 2000 2000 CE

Note

Ewen Henderson (1934-2000) was born in Staffordshire. In the late 1960s he studied ceramics at Camberwell College of Arts, where Hans Coper and Lucie Rie were teaching. He later taught at Camberwell and Goldsmiths and exhibited widely. Henderson’s chief interest was the clay material, and particularly paper clay which he first used as a filler and later as an integral part of his work. Meshed and moulded, torn and twisted, these materials cling together by vitrification in the kiln, the colours rising to the surface. His work has been described as ‘high fired monoprints’ , as his pots could only be pulled once, and the unpredictability of the firing makes each work truly unique.

Materials used in production

Clay

Techniques used in production

Hand-building

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Identification numbers

Accession number: C.6-2017
Primary reference Number: 214015
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Audit data

Created: Tuesday 31 January 2017 Updated: Wednesday 15 July 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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