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Updated 17 October 2016

A series of figurative wall-pieces on the theme of the "Woman in the Moon". A side view of a woman with her arm around her knee curled up "in the Moon" 

The Woman in the Moon series: 1

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Moonscape, mixed matt glazes, 14" diameter

The Woman in the Moon:2

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Blue Moon, jun glaze, 14" diameter

The Woman in the Moon:3

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Dark Moon, tenmoku glaze, 14" diameter

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Updated 17th October 2016

Very large Jabberwocky bowl

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Very large bowl "Jabberwocky" 14" diameter.Jun glaze

Jabberwocky bowl inside

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Jabberwocky boiwl inside

Jabberwocky bowl back, the entire poem

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Jabberwocky bowl back, the entirer poem.

Hispano moresque bird plate

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Hispano moresque bird plate, jun glaze

Kraak "anti-Ming" bird plate

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"Kraak ware" anti-Ming bird plate

NEWLY COMMISSIONED EARTHENWARE

UPDATED 11th August 2016

The fourth image down is of a "kraak-ware" Delft style dinner plate. Kraak ware was so called because of the ships, carracks, or kraaks, in which Chinese Ming Dynasty blue-and -white porcelain was imported to Europe up to the end of the 17th century. It was much imitated in Spain, Portugal, and Holland, using tin-glazed earthenware. It was not until the 18th century that the "secret" of making porcelain was discovered in the West, first at Meissen, and then in England. Fragments of Spanish and Portuguese "kraak-ware" have turned up in 16th century archaeological sites on the west coast of Ireland. There was a long history of trading between Galway, and Spain/Portugal from medieval times. This trade died out after the Cromwellian invasion, and British control of Irish trading after the 1640s.

Cockerel serving dish

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Large, 18" x 12" Cockerel Serving dish

Heron Dish

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Large 18" x 12" Heron Serving disn

Pushkin serving dish

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Large 18" x 12" Pushkin Serving dish

Kraak ware plate

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"Kraak ware" dinner plate

Thursday, August 11, 2016 - 00:08:00

Anthony OBrien

Shivlagh, Bunowen
Louisburgh, Co. Mayo, Ireland