A Duncan Ross burnished terra-sigillata bowl. The bowl has a small 4mm flake of terra-sigillata missing in the rim, see first picture. Gilded initials mark to underside. Resonant when tapped. Very good.
Width: 15cm (6 inches)
Height: 10cm (4 inches)
Weight: 650 grams
Duncan Ross British 1949-
Duncan Ross studied print making and ceramics at West Surrey Art College of Art and Design in Farnham 1961-65. He studied under Henry Hammond and Gywn Hanssen-Pigott. He did a post graduate teaching course in Sussex University and began his teaching career.
His early pieces were thrown earthenware decorated with colour slip and later developed into shallow dishes and tall vase forms. By 1980 he began to throw with porcelain which had combed and painted decoration glazed at stoneware temperatures. It was in 1989 that Ross began to work at earthenware which were decorated with a fine terra-sigillata slip.
Today his work is thrown and burnished using many layers of a fine terra-sigillata slip with resist and inlay decoration. The work is then smoked in saggers, which is a container to hold the piece whilst in the kiln. Firing at a low temperature.