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  • Wyko ter Haar asked

    How was this made?

  • Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen answered

    Hi Wyko, the object is constructed with rolled strips of clay on top of each other – instead of wheel thrown. After initial firing the basic shape was covered with engobe (soft slip) that then was jagged with various objects, among them maybe even a credit card and sprinkled with iron shavings. After that the object was fired again, which also caused the oxidation of the iron. Best, Lisa


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Title Maya
Material and technique Hand built stoneware, engobe, metal oxide, glaze
Object type
Sculpture > Three-dimensional object > Art object
Location This object is in storage
Dimensions Diameter 55 cm
Height 50 cm
Artists Ontwerper: Erna Aaltonen
Accession number A 7650 (KN&V)
Credits Aankoop met steun van / Purchase with support of: Mondriaan Fonds 2005
Department Applied Arts & Design
Acquisition date 2005
Creation date in 2004
Age artist About 53 years old
External exhibitions Kleikunst, steengoed! Keramiek uit Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen in de Kunsthal (2010)
Handmade > Shaping techniques > General technique > Technique > Material and technique
Geographical origin Finland > Scandanavia > Northern Europe > Europe

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Erna Aaltonen

Loimaa 1951

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