'Face' tile

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Collection
When modernism goes bad
Category
Ceramics
Date
1985
Designer
Adam Sutherland
Nationality of Designer
British
Manufacturer
Adam Sutherland
Manufacturers Location
London
Material
Johnson's pre-fired clay, lino-printed ink
Dimensions
25cm x 25cm x 1cm
Purchase Price
N/A

Description

A large, decorative tile

Provenance

Donated by director Adam Sutherland

Personal history/nominator

Created in the research for making a tiled floor for Villa Nova in Basel (Switzerland) with architect Christian Laing. Adam claims to have invented the printed ceramic process used.

Adaptions/renovations

Used as a trivet in the kitchen now.

Why it's in the Collection

The 1980's was plagued with uncertain homages to Modernism, such as this.

About the Designer/Maker

Adam Sutherland has been Grizedale Arts director since 1999