Vase

Vase

1933
Manufacturer
Ruskin Pottery, British
Work Locations: Smethwick, England, United Kingdom
Active Dates: 1898-1935
Country
England
vase
Ceramic (porcellaneous stoneware) with crystalline/matte glaze
Gift of the Collection of Carl Patterson
2015.335

Vase, 1933. Ceramic (porcellaneous stoneware) with crystalline/matte glaze; 11 3/8 x 5 3/4 in. Manufactured by Ruskin Pottery, West Smethwick, England. Denver Art Museum: Gift of the Collection of Carl Patterson, 2015.335.

This object is currently on view
Dimensions
height: 11 3/8 in, 28.8925 cm; diameter: 5 3/4 in, 14.6050 cm
Inscription
Imprinted on underside: Ruskin England 1933
Department
Architecture and Design
Collection
Architecture and Design

In the early 1920s, Ruskin founder William Howson Taylor developed a glaze that took two forms: crystalline and matte. The crystalline glazes have distinct crystal formations; the matte glazes are not glossy and often include horizontal bands of colors dripping into one another, as on this work. The pieces required only two firings and were sometimes molded rather than hand-thrown, making them more economical to produce than other glazes by Ruskin Pottery.

Known Provenance
Gifted 2015 by Carl Patterson to the Denver Art Museum.
Exhibition History
  • "Artistry and Craftsmanship: Ruskin Pottery, Enamels, and Buttons"—Denver Art Museum, 11/29/2015 - 11/12/2017
  • “By Design: Stories and Ideas Behind Objects” — Denver Art Museum, 10/24/2021 – 12/31/2022