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Variations on a Geometric Theme,
The plates are of bone china with vertical bands of patterns which include stripes, zigzags and circular patterns in red, black and gold. The effect of a complex, multi-sectioned surface of diagonal, zigzag and circular patterns was achieved with the screen-printing rather than the traditional painting on ceramics.
Wedgwood collaborated with the artist in this venture to produce a limited edition of 200 sets of fine bone china plates with decoration designed by Paolozzi. The project extends the artists own interest in print techniques and the production of variations of the same theme, and the effects of different forms of printing on an image.
Professor Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi CBE FRA (1924-2005), was a Scottish sculptor and artist. Largely a surrealist, Paolozzi came to public attention in the 1960s by producing a range of striking screenprints - the medium which he used for the design of these plates. His works include the mosaic patterned walls of the Tottenham Court Road tube station and the 'Piscator' sculpture outside Euston Station.
The plates each has a pink felt slip cover.
Price includes delivery to UK
There is a set at The Victoria & Albert Museum in London which was given by the artist; Museum number: CIRC.512-1972; Gallery location: Factory Ceramics, room 140, case 6, shelf 4. A set was in the Collection of H.R.H. The Princess Margaret.
and also The Wedgwood Museum and The National Museum of Scotland.
Sir Eduardo Luigi Paolozzi
KBE RA (7 March 1924 22 April 2005)
In 1968 Paolozzi was appointed to the ceramics department at the Royal College of Art, London. Shortly afterwards he was invited to make a set of plates by the firm of Wedgwood. The prototypes were made with the assistance of David Queensberry, Professor of Ceramics at the College. Paolozzis geometric designs were made in the lithographic studios at the College and transferred onto the plates at the Wedgwood factory. There were six different plates, each a variant on the same geometric theme, issued as a boxed set.