Ceramic pitcher

Ann Verdcourt, Artist

This is one of the ceramic artworks in our collection. It was made in New Zealand in circa 1980s-1990s.
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About the Work
"It's amazing to me how it doesn't take much for something to become strange. Something so minor, some small variation on the expected, it can be barely noticeable. This pitcher is such a familiar form, yet so strange! It would be hard to say if it came from the year 200 or 20,000, but I think it would be comfortable in both eras."
- Natalie Bradburn, ‘My Choice’ February 2023
306 x 190 x 95 mm
clay, iron sulphate, white grog
Brown/beige ceramic pitcher covered in a red/brown glaze. There is a white material within the clay. The interior is covered in a black glaze. The mouth of the pitcher pours to the left and the handle is on the right. The back of the handle and a small area behind it have no glaze. On the base there is a sticker with "27" on it and another sticker with "Iron sulphate wash on clay with white grog in body that goes glassy with fired high enough."
Credit Line
Collection of the Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui. Gift of the artist
Collection Type
Study Material
Acquisition Date
1990s-2000s Decade



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