- Ruskin Pottery, British
- Work Locations: Smethwick, England, United Kingdom
- Active Dates: 1898-1935
Vase, 1898-1933. Ceramic (porcellaneous stoneware) with soufflé glaze; 9 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. Manufactured by Ruskin Pottery, West Smethwick, England. Denver Art Museum: Gift of the Collection of Carl Patterson, 2015.356.
Produced primarily from 1898 to 1914, soufflé glazes were Ruskin Pottery’s earliest technique. Soufflé glazes were sprayed onto biscuit (single-fired) wares, which were fired again after glazing. The spray application produced streaks or mottled effects. Ruskin Pottery founder William Howson Taylor described the finishes as “suggestive of the rich hues seen in rock pools at low tide.” Many soufflé glazes are monochrome, but some examples display contrasting colors or naturalistic stenciled motifs.
- "Artistry and Craftsmanship: Ruskin Pottery, Enamels, and Buttons"—Denver Art Museum, 11/29/2015 - 11/12/2017