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Alison Britton

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1980M88
Collection:Applied Art - Pottery
Date:1979 - 1979

Maker Information

Ceramicist:Alison Britton - View biography for Alison Britton


Alison Britton's early work consisted of tiles with drawn decoration. These developed into three-dimensional slab-built jug forms decorated with narrative drawings. This complex form explores the idea of a jug as a functional container.She acknowledges that the human body is a central focus of the pots 'They've always been to do with bodies. The pots I've seen that mean something to me all reconnect to the body. But my pots must be a pot mainly. I've curtailed them from being more referential- to go towards the body would lose that tension'.

Presented by West Midlands Arts.

Further Information

Production Period:20th Century
School/Style:Studio Ceramics
Medium:High-fired earthenware, handbuilt; decorated with underglaze crayon and painted with coloured slips.
Place of Origin:London, England


Height:27.5 cm
Width:26 cm