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Ceramic form: C.4-2002

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Sack-shaped ceramic form in stoneware, painted with glaze, dappled and chequered in pale brownish-orange, and blue, grey, and black.

Stoneware, hand-built, pierced, and decorated with lithium glaze, producing a speckled effect, slips, and oxides in pale brownish-orange, and shades of blue. Of irregular sack shape, more rounded at the lower right corner, angular at top right, and having a folded strap on the top left corner (or vice versa if looked at from the other side). The sides are coated overall with a greyish-white glaze with greyish-black and black speckles, and decorated with a rectangle outlined in pale orange-brown, chequered with white lines with pin holes at the intersections, and dappled in blue. Across the rounded lower corner there is a diagonal line of pale orange-brown.

Purchased by the donors from Adrian Sassoon, 14 Rutland Gate, London, SW7 1BB

Named entities

Legal notes

Gift of Nicholas and Judith Goodison through the National Art Collections Fund (now The Art Fund)

Acquisition and important dates

  • Method of acquisition: Given
  • Dates: 2002-03-04




Text from object entry in A. Game (2016) ‘Contemporary British Crafts: The Goodison Gift to the Fitzwilliam Museum’. London: Philip Wilson Publishers: Regina Heinz studied Painting at the Academy of Fine Art, Vienna followed by studies in Ceramics in Geneva and London. She established her independent studio in London in 1998 with the help of a Crafts Council setting-up grant. Heinz is best known for her fluid, abstract clay forms, either free-standing or wall-mounted, which are both intimately scaled and tactile. Pieces draw inspiration from the undulating forms of the landscape, the flow of water and the human body. In recent years, Heinz has developed a range of three-dimensional architectural ceramics for private and public clients including a series of sculptural wall pieces for P&O’s newest cruise ship, Britannia, in 2014.

For the Heinz's technique, see Documentation, Ceramic Review (1999).

Place(s) associated

  • London ⪼ England

Measurements and weight

  • Height: 47.8 cm

Components of the work

  • Decoration composed of oxide colours lithium glaze
  • Widest Part measuring: Depth by cm by 14.4
  • Bottom measuring: Width by cm by 26.5
  • Top measuring: Width by cm by 29.5

Materials used in production

Techniques used in production

  • Hand-forming : Stoneware, hand-built, pierced, and painted with white lithium glaze with greyish-black and black speckles, coloured slips, and oxides in pale brownish-orange, and blue.

Associated department: Applied Arts

References and bibliographic entries

Identification numbers

  • Accession number: C.4-2002
  • Primary reference Number: 81665
  • Entry form number: 166
  • Stable URI

Audit data

  • Created: Saturday 6 August 2011
  • Updated: Friday 9 April 2021
  • Last processed: Saturday 10 April 2021
  • Data source: Adlib

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