Vase, by Tony Franks

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Vase, by Tony Franks

This ceramic vase of black basalt clay with porcelain granules was made by the Scottish artist Tony Franks in 1981.

The narrow cylindrical vase was made of a slab of black basalt clay with inlaid diagonal colour stripes of porcelain granules, graded in colour from black through orange to white. The slab was then rolled and sealed, and fired to vitrify the granules.

During the 1980s the Scottish Development Agency purchased a number of hand-crafted items for its Scottish Crafts Collection. The aim of the collection was to inform the public of craft production in Scotland through touring exhibitions and education programmes. When the Scottish Craft Council was wound up, the collection was transferred to the National Museums of Scotland.

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Online ID: 000-180-001-845-C
Image Rights Holder: National Museums Scotland
Project: 0504: National Museums Scotland Part 2
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Ref: National Museums Scotland  A.1991.263
Date: 1981
July 1981
Material: Black basalt clay with porcelain inlay
Dimensions: 250.00 mm x 60.00 mm D
What: Vase
Subject: Ceramics
Who: Scottish Crafts Collection (Owner)
Tony Franks, Scotland (Potter)
Where: Scotland
Description: Cylindrical Vase of black basalt clay with diagonal stripes of graded porcelain granules from black through orange to white: Scottish, Tony Franks, 1981
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