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  • Catalogue Essay

    In 1998 Baldwin was invited to participate in the 16th International Ceramic Biennale in Vallauris, which had the title Le Geste et la Couleur, une poetique ceramique. Most of the ceramists exhibiting were more interested in couleur; and the three large spherical pieces that Baldwin submitted were markedly different.  Indeed the decoration, like that on ‘White vessel with black painting and blue slit’, is ‘gestural’, an outpouring of black from the dark interior.  ‘Vallauris’ also contains a memory of Lucio Fontana.

 

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‘Vallauris 1’

1998
Earthenware, white slips, painted blue and black designs, cut aperture.
41 cm. (16 ¼ in.) high
Painted with ‘GB 98’ and applied label with ‘White vessel for Vallauris 1, 1998 GB’s catalogue 22-98’.

Estimate
£3,000 - 4,000 

Sold for £4,750

Design

28 April 2010
London