This sculpted work of handmade art pottery is by Canadian ceramic artist Nancy Hilborn of Hilborn Pottery Design.
The dish is very tactile and in a form reminiscent of a blooming poppy and the sgraffito decor brings to mind Art Nouveau design. The glaze carries a metallic sheen and is a swirling mix of rich tones favoured by Hilborn in a palette of Espresso brown interspersing with golden browns and diffused ink blue.
This sweet piece would be great for decorative display or for functional use as a dish for a dip or snacks.
A BIT OF HISTORY
Hilborn Pottery Design studio was founded in 1975 by Rick and Nancy Hilborn. Nancy was born in Toronto, Canada and studied at the University of Waterloo (B.A.) as well as the Ontario College of Art in Toronto. Nancy has since won the Award of Merit at the Carnegie Gallery in Dundas as well as having been inducted to Canada's One of a Kind Hall of Fame in 2014. Hilborn Pottery has been and still is producing functional art pottery.
Excellent, no chips, cracks or repairs there is mild wear present on the underside of the base that is commensurable with the age of the piece. Please refer to photos as part of the condition report.
Measures c. 1.6" / 4.2 cm tall (from tallest point to base) x c. 5.2" / 13.2 cm wide (across widest point) x c. 3.8" / 9.7 cm in length (base diameter). Unpackaged weight: c. 0.2 kg / 218 g. The underside of the dish bears the studio's signature of 'Hilborn'
Dish will be securely packaged and shipping will be insured.
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