an artists' view

an artists' view

Monday, 27 August 2012

stoke museum

Stoke was the centre of the ceramics industry in Britain, and the Art Gallery &  Museum has a big collection on view.

This is (left) an unglazed earthernware jug with painted decoration, from Cyprus, circa 700 BCE; and (right) an earthernware cup from Greece 600-575 BCE.
There are also Clarice Cliffe, and Susie Cooper ceramics on display, from the early 20th century.

And this, rather baroque 'urn', which stood more than 5 feet high, covered in leaf and animal designs. Quite hideous in its way; though I rather liked this sheep/ram head. I photographed it as I've been looking out for wool related images, since developing an interest in textiles, and all things 'woollen'.

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