Alison Britton - Design London Friday, June 19, 2020 | Phillips

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  • Exhibited

    'Alison Britton: New Work and the Ed Wolf Collection of Alison Britton Pots', Barrett Marsden Gallery, London, 16 June-30 July 2005
    'END', The Danish Museum of Art & Design, Copenhagen, 6 September-28 October 2007; Bomuldsfabriken Kunsthall, Arendal, 17 November-31 December 2007

  • 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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Donated by the artist. Proceeds from this sale will be used to support the opening of the new Crafts Council Gallery, London in 2020.



Earthenware, painted with slips and underglaze pigments, clear matt glaze.
39.5 x 50 x 32 cm (15 1/2 x 19 5/8 x 12 5/8 in.)
Underside incised Alison Britton/2005.

£3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for £3,125

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Madalena Horta E Costa
Head of Sale, Associate Specialist
+44 20 7318 4019


London Auction 19 June 2020