Platter

Milton MOON

Accession number 1981_94
Artwork title Platter
Date of work 1981
Credit Line / Acquisition Information Donated by the artist to initiate the ceramics collection
Signed & Dated MILTON MOON (etched into to the bottom)
Display Height / Width / Depth 60cm x 380cm x 380cm
Artwork Statement

'This platter would have been made about the same time as the pot above. Two glazes are used. The part with minimal decoration is glazed with Neptheline syenite glaze which was used on all the pot, whilst the other part of the pot is a variant of the same glaze but which contains Rutile, a mineral extracted from the beach sands on the beaches in Northern NSW and Southern Queensland. (The soft speckle comes from that source.) The glaze has a more ivory colouring which derives from the iron included with the Rutile. This glaze was poured on top of the Neptheline glaze. The decoration uses iron oxide and also copper oxide. When copper is fired in a reducing atmosphere inside the kiln the copper tends to yield a pink to reddish colour. The black part of the decoration is also copper which has re-oxidized on cooling'. 1998

Credit Line / Acquisition Information Donated by the artist to initiate the ceramics collection

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