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Duncan Ross (b.1943)

Vessel Form, thrown and burnished earthenware with terra sigillata slip, 2016, Ht 21cm

Vessel Form, thrown and burnished earthenware with terra sigillata slip, 2016, Ht 21cm

Ross studied at West Surrey College of Art in the early 1960s under Gwyn Hanssen Pigott, who inculcated into his work a simplicity of form. For some years he taught and developed his painting career before taking to ceramics full time in 1989. His interest in pattern is inspired by Greek and Roman ceramics and twentieth century artists such as Paul Klee and Joan Miró. The Roman technique of terra sigillata, known particularly from Arretine ware, by building up layers of slip on the ceramic form, results in a glazing surface with depth and richness of colour.                                   

Gift from Sir Nicholas Goodison FBA, November 2016

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