Ceramic form, 'Aspire', earthenware, Rod Bamford, Sydney, Australia, New South Wales, 1988-89
Ceramic sculpture of red brown earthernware, in five pieces, which fit together to form a hollow cone, with deep, gouged spiral groove from base to apex, revealing hole pattern in the extruded clay body. Partly glazed surface, of clear glaze over white slip. With decals of roses, the glaze deliberately checked and crazed. Areas of press moulded decoration, including faces and ivy leaves.