Bottle And Beaker

2011


Artist
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott  (1935-2013)
Nationality
Australian
Medium
wood-fired porcelain
Manufacturer
Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, Australia
Accession Number
2012.520
Credit line
Valerie Sheldon Bequest
Collection Area
Australian Decorative Arts
Gallery location
Not on display

Born in 1935, Gwyn Hanssen Pigott is one of Australia's most acclaimed contemporary potters with a career spanning five decades. She is best known for her elegant still life arrangements of delicate porcelain bottles, pots and vessels, which appear to form intimate portraits referencing human forms and relationships. These works, which she began creating in the late 1980s are inspired by the still life paintings of the Italian twentieth-century artist Georgio Morandi, and her palette is derived from the China's Song Dynasty wares introduced to her in her early apprenticeships with influential English potters such as Michael Cardew and Bernard Leach.

Support

Southern Grampians Shire Council

State Government of Victoria