Untitled by Magdalene Odundo

Magdalene Odundo is arguably the greatest master of pure sculptural form in ceramics working anywhere in the world today and her work takes African traditions as its starting point.


Carbonised terracotta
Height: 47 cm
Art Fund grant:
£6,750 ( Total: £17,500)
Acquired in:
Magdalene Odundo

This work will enhance the Ashmolean's growing collection of contemporary studio ceramics. They have acquired a Alan Caiger-Smith bowl to show the development of tin-glaze from ninth-century Iraq to the present day; a vase by Gabrielle Koch to show how its burnished surface echoes early Egyptian pottery; and a bowl by Eddie Curtis echoes Chinese wares in its deep red copper glaze. Magdalene Odundo's work is rich in cross-cultural associations, to Africa and beyond.


The artist.

Venue details

Ashmolean Museum Beaumont Street, OXFORD Oxfordshire OX1 2PH 01865 278000 www.ashmolean.org

Entry details

Permanent collections are free to all
50% off exhibitions with National Art Pass

Tue – Sun, Bank Holiday Mon, 10am – 5pm

Closed 24 – 26 Dec