Kestrel

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Acquired in 1985 (the spelunker thinks)

artist
Cooper, Susie
attributions_note
bibliography
Baker, Malcolm and Richardson, Brenda, eds. A Grand Design : The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum. London: V&A Publications, 1997. 431 p., ill. ISBN 1851773088. Susie Cooper's original contribution to the design, production, and marketing of tableware has assured her a prominent place in the history of twentieth-century ceramics. Founding (in 1929) and managing her own factory, and designing pottery shapes as well as their decorations, Cooper broke away from the traditional roles ascribed to women in the pottery industry worldwide, moving into the design of shapes (which was, and remains, predominantly a male preserve) and, even more notably, into the management of the factory. Praised by design critics of the 1930s for her understanding of the "fitness to purpose" philosophy of design, Cooper earned commercial success with a wide range of designs, including distinctly "feminine" petite floral and geometric patterns, boldly coloured stripes and abstract forms, and exuberant animal decorations. This coffee set, an early product of the Susie Cooper Pottery in the classic "Kestrel" shape, was purchased by the Museum in 1985, prior to its exhibition of her work in 1987, although Cooper's work had been represented in the V&A's collection since 1934. ALUN GRAVES
collection_code
CER
credit
date_end
1932-12-31
date_start
1932-01-01
date_text
1932 (made)
descriptive_line
Cup from "Kestrel" Coffee Set, designed by Susie Cooper, decorated by the Susie Cooper Pottery, Burslem, using blanks made by Wood & Sons Ltd., 1932
dimensions
Height: 6 cm
edition_number
event_text
exhibition_history
Precious: Objects and Changing Values (The Millennium Galleries, Sheffield 02/04/2001-24/06/2001) A Grand Design - The Art of the Victoria and Albert Museum (Victoria & Albert Museum 12/10/1999-16/01/2000)
gallery
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historical_significance
history_note
id
30263
label
last_checked
2014-08-29T21:28:16.000Z
last_processed
2014-08-29T21:28:16.000Z
latitude
53.054249
location
In Storage
longitude
-2.1842
marks
A leaping deer 'A SUSIE COOPER PRODUCTION, CROWN WORKS BURSLEM, ENGLAND' 'E/373'
materials
materials_techniques
Earthenware with banded, painted, and sgraffito decoration
museum_number
C.127I-1985
museum_number_token
c127i1985
object_number
O85194
object_type
Cup
on_display
original_currency
original_price
physical_description
Cup from "Kestrel" Coffee Set, earthenware with banded, painted, and sgraffito decoration, 6 cm high.
place
Burslem
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production_note
production_type
public_access_description
related_museum_numbers
rights
2
shape
site_code
slug
kestrel-cup-cooper-susie
sys_updated
2014-07-31T00:00:00.000Z
techniques
title
Kestrel
updated
vanda_exhibition_history
year_end
1932
year_start
1932