Artist's notes:

    I very much like the straightforwardness of red clay, the approachability of pressed dishes, and the techniques of slipware, easily understood by the viewer.

    The dishes are decorated with slips, the ground colour brushed and the figures transferred off newspaper cutouts, sgraffito’d before application to the damp clay. The crispness of the cut paper contrasts with the gentle relief of the slightly raised image and the soft form of a moulded dish.

    Prue Cooper

    Sphinx plate (British Museum exclusive)

    SKU: cmck33530

    £90.00 Members' price *


    Exclusive to the British Museum: an earthenware plate illustrated with a sphinx (a mythical creature with a lion's body and a woman's head - as illustrated with the Great Sphinx statue from ancient Egypt).

    The plate is handmade slipware (a form of decorative lead-glazed earthenware) created by the British artist Prue Cooper as a special commission for the British Museum. Prue Cooper's slipware dishes are meant to be used and celebrated. All the dishes are glazed with a food-safe honey glaze and are dishwasher proof and gently oven proof.

    A great gift idea for the curiously-minded culture enthusiast.


    Product code: cmck33530
    World culture: Ancient Egypt
    Materials: Press-moulded earthenware, decorated with slips and glazed with food-safe honey glaze
    Details: Handmade in England by Prue Cooper
    Size: 24cm x 18cm x 2cm
    Weight: 0.515kg
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