Women and Ceramics – Figures

In general the figurine was a much despised form within the studio pottery movement because of its associations with over-refined and aristocratic taste or mass production

The Bull by Phoebe Stabler c507
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size=”1/3″]Jack Black by Gillian Still c1252
Tiger by Anna Noel c1099

During the 1920s there was a brief moment when figurative ceramics were popular but it was not until the mid 1980s that there was a significant return to figuration. Women have been particularly successful in this genre.

Gendered Vessels: Women and Ceramics by Moira Vincentelli