Still Life for Keith and Ernie

John Parker
Production date
Circa 2011
Artist statement: "Keith and Ernie" in the title refers to NZ Architect Keith Murry who designed for wedgewood in the 1930s and Ernest Shufflebotham, a protege of Murray, who designed and made for Crown Lynn around the 1950s. I owe huge debts to both of them.
I make ware that is recognisable as the classic pottery vessel, bottle or bowl, but my special concern is to push the concepts of these as far as possible into severe minimalism of form and construction and into functional/non-functional debate to explore the very essence of redefining these ideas.
I am also concerned with the cliche of 'The Still Life'."

Source: Waiclay National Ceramics Exhibition 2011 Catalogue

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Production date
Circa 2011
Glazed pottery vessels
1.1 (H) 250mm x (W) 125mm (circumference) 340mm
1.2 (H) 190mm x (W) 97mm - (circumference) 315mm
1.3 (H) 233mm x (W) 105mm - (circumference) 335mm
1.4 (H) 225mm x (W) 105mm (circumference) 335mm
1.5 (H) 237mm x (W) 110mm - (circumference) 315mm
1.6 (H) 230 x (W) 80mm - (circumference) 266mm
1.7 (H) 280mm x ((W) 175mm - (circumference) 490mm
1.8 (H) 303mm x (W) 107mm - (circumference) 336mm
1.9 (H) 275mm x (W) 180mm - (circumference) 433mm
1.10 (H) 190mm (W) 64mm - (circumference) 205mm
1.11 (H) 24mm x (W) 77mm - (circumference) 250mm
1.12 (H) 200mm x (W) 100mm - (circumference) 330mm
1.13 (H) 165mm x (W) 110mm - (circumference) 370mm
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Collection of Waikato Museum Te Whare Taonga o Waikato
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