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ŠJim Malone

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Basic Information

Accession Number:1998M8
Collection:Applied Art - Pottery
Date:1998 - 1998

Maker Information

Ceramicist:Jim Malone - View biography for Jim Malone

Notes

Jim Malone's work draws on Korean, early Chinese and Mediaeval English ceramics, extending the British tradition established by Bernard Leach. Based in Cumbria, he produces high-fired wheel thrown stoneware. Malone uses unrefined local materials, a momentum wheel based on an eight hundred year old Korean design, and an Oriental type of wood firing kiln.'Making sessions are usually quite long and can go on for anything up to three months, this is done deliberately so that considerations of technique can be forgotten and I can concentrate all of my energies creatively. The best pots tend to make themselves'.

Presented in memory of Frank Brinkworth Esq, 1998.

Further Information

Production Period:20th Century
School/Style:Studio Ceramics
Medium:Wheel thrown stoneware, altered and decorated with a tenmoku glaze and a stamped pattern.
Material(s):Glaze
Place of Origin:Carlisle, Cumbria, England

Dimensions

Height:34.6 cm
Diameter:17.5 cm