Elizabeth Blackadder.

Untitled Ceramic Art Plate.

Published: Royal Academy of Arts.


London: Royal Academy of Arts, produced in association with Mason’s Ironstone. Nd (1980s/90s). An attractive untitled ceramic Art Plate designed by the internationally renowned Scottish artist, Elizabeth Blackadder. The composition reflects Blackadder’s fascination with Japan and, as with her still lifes in other media, explores objects in various compositional combinations from a non-traditional perspective. One of a limited edition of 1500 unnumbered copies. The design transfer-printed directly on to the plate, with a fan-shape of gold leaf fired onto the surface of the fired glaze. Diameter 27cm. Plate in Fine condition.

From our latest catalogue ‘100 Art Prints, Multiples, Books & Catalogues.’

'The inspiration of Japan'from exhibition catalogue, National Library of Scotland.2012. Elizabeth Blackadder’s interest in collecting objects from around the world and her fascination with the art of non-Western cultures has been a source of inspiration to the artist. She visited Japan several times in the 1980s and 1990s, travelling throughout the country and visiting traditional gardens. For Blackadder, the visual art of the Japanese Zen garden, with its concern for form structure, must have felt close to her own pictorial interests. The influence of Japan appeared in new works on paper inspired by scroll painting, large watercolours stimulated by the architecture of Kyoto, and complex and detailed works inspired by Buddhist buildings and screen architecture. Japanese subjects continue in the artist’s work to this day, whether through the incorporation of Oriental objects into still lifes, through paintings of exotic kimonos acquired on travels, or through the remembrance of Japanese interiors seen on earlier visits.

Mason’s Ironstone is now part of the Wedgwood Group, which it joined in 1973.

Fine condition.


Offered by William Cowan