Pottery work "Spherical teapot & twig" : close-up

  • Arts
  • Iskandar Jalil, 1940-
  • 2005

This is a photograph of a tea pot made by Iskandar Jalil. It has the distinctive kendi-inspired spout and bears the trademark ‘Iskandar Blue’. The colour was inspired by Iskandar’s trip to Scandinavia where the visual and sensory resonance of the open sky is conveyed through a single colour. The tea-pot pays homage to the bonding experience in Asian tea rituals through the sharing of an object made by the potter with his guest. Physical dimensions of original: 390 x 290 x 270 mm. Medium: Terracotta & stoneware, manganese & barium glazes (fired at 1310 degrees Celsius) . Title devised by Library staff.

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This digital copy © National Library Board Singapore 2009. The original work © Iskandar Jalil, 2005.

Subjects
  • Arts>>Visual Arts>>Sculpture
  • Arts>>Decorative arts>>Pottery and ceramics
  • Teapots--Singapore--Photographs
  • Pottery--Singapore--Photographs
  • Stoneware--Singapore--Photographs
  • Terra-cotta--Singapore--Photographs

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