- Ruskin Pottery, British
- Work Locations: Smethwick, England, United Kingdom
- Active Dates: 1898-1935
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.
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.
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