This sculpture features the elegant form of a goose with its slender neck outstretched, yet still appearing inquisitive. The under glaze is near black, but reveals an iridescent sheen of slick blues, greens and copper tones.
A green drip glaze starts at its nape, wraps the neck and almost rests on the back of the goose, effectively utilising a lack of drip glaze on the head and body to offer an artful contrast.
The variation in colour and the effect of gravity on the glaze evokes imagery of the Boreal forests surrounding the Blue Mountains, which the glaze is said to be inspired by. The colour and form of the goose evokes an almost noble aura, as if it were standing guard.
An interesting property of the glaze is that the glaze is not opaque - if a bright light is shone upon the goose, the brown shades of the clay underneath begin to shine through. This particular form of goose was available as part of the Blue Mountain Pottery range from the 1970s.
Excellent, no chips, cracks or scratches. This piece has the original manufacturer's label on the underside. There is very light crazing across the piece. There is movement wear (wear that is commensurable with age of piece) on the underside - please see photos as part of condition report.
Measures c. 18.5" / 47 cm tall (from tallest point to base ) x c. 4.7" / 12 cm wide (base diameter)
Unpackaged weight: c. 0.7 kg / 708 g
Sculpture will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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A BIT OF HISTORY
Blue Mountain Pottery was founded by Josef Weider in Collingwood, Ontario just after World War II, and was named after the neighbouring Blue Mountains. Blue Mountain Pottery, also known as BMP, produced a range of pieces such as kitchenware, vases, ashtrays and bowls, as well as a variety of animal forms.
The Blue Mountain glaze effect was hand-produced with a 2-step brush and dip process, resulting in each piece being unique. Blue Mountain Pottery eventually closed in December 2004.