Alison Britton - Design New York Thursday, June 6, 2019 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Indigo Gallery, Boca Raton
    Acquired from the above by the present owners, 1996

  • Exhibited

    "Contemporary British Studio Ceramics: The Grainer Collection," The Mint Museum of Craft + Design, Charlotte, North Carolina, October 1, 2010-March 13, 2011
    “Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery,” The Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, September 14-December 3, 2017

  • Literature

    Linda Sandino, Complexity and Ambiguity: The Ceramics of Alison Britton, exh. cat., Barrett Marsden Gallery, London, 2000, illustrated p. 10
    Glenn Adamson, Martina Droth, and Simon Olding, eds., Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery, exh. cat., The Yale Center for British Art, New Haven, 2017, illustrated p. 327

  • Artist Biography

    Alison Britton

    British • 1948

    A leading figure in English ceramics, Alison Britton was part of a group of influential ceramists who emerged from the Royal College of Art in the 1970s, including Elizabeth Fritsch and Jacqueline Poncelet, whose work sought to re-establish the vessel as an abstract form. Rather than throw on a wheel, Britton hand-builds her pieces by assembling slabs in an asymmetrical, often architectural structure and paints them in energetic gestural patterns, combining sculpture with painting. Internationally recognized as a curator, writer and recipient of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, her ceramic artworks are held in the permanent collections of numerous institutions including the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

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Property from the Collection of Diane and Marc Grainer


"Pale Double Pot"

Earthenware, painted with slips and pigments, clear matte glaze.
18 3/4 in. (47.6 cm) high
Underside incised Alison Britton/95.

$3,000 - 4,000 

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New York Auction 6 June 2019