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A stoneware vase, 1981
Made by Robert Johnson Washington (1913-1997)
Signed 'RJW 81' to base
41 cm high
Robert Washington was equally interested in a pot's silhouette as he was in a pot's decoration, the silhouette of this pot is that of the full-figured and Crowned-Christ whilst the decoration shows Christ's emaciated figure on the cross.
Robert Johnson Washington (son of the painter, engraver, silversmith and calligrapher William Washington) was a painter, potter and educator. He studied painting at Goldsmiths College followed by the Royal College of Art where he was introduced to pottery.
He studied under William Staite Murray and Dora Billington and became the deputy principal at the Thanet School of Art and principal at the Dewsbury School of Art.
Works by Washington is in the collections of The Victoria & Albert Museum, the Fitzwilliam Museum and many more.
For more information of Robert J. Washington see The Washington Foundation's website.