Alison Britton - Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad New York Wednesday, June 8, 2022 | Phillips

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  • Provenance

    Crafts Council Gallery Shop, London
    Acquired from the above by the present owner, 1997

  • Literature

    Glenn Adamson, Martina Droth and Simon Oldings, eds., Things of Beauty Growing: British Studio Pottery, New Haven, 2017, p. 327 for a similar example

  • 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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Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad

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"Red Apron Pot"

1995
Hand-built earthenware, painted slips and pigments, clear matte glaze.
18 1/4 in. (46.4 cm) high
Underside incised Alison Britton 95.

Estimate
$5,000 - 7,000 

Sold for $4,410

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Contemporary Studio Artworks from the Estate of Jack R. Bershad

New York Auction 8 June 2022