Square Vessel Rounded Feet by Simon Carroll

Simon Carroll, who died aged 45 in 2009, is celebrated in the world of contemporary ceramics for his radical and expressive reworking of traditional slipware.


Earthenware, coloured slips and glaze
H 34cm
Art Fund grant:
£750 ( Total: £3,150)
Acquired in:
Artist's Estate

Square Vessel Rounded Feet, recently shown in a solo exhibition of Carroll’s work at the Victoria & Albert Museum, displays his bold approach to shape and decoration and, according to the distinguished potter Alison Britton, illustrates how his ‘freely painted surface developed with the bravura of the forms, was built up and clawed into by his hands, sloshed with slip and glaze, keeping a sense of the plasticity of the clay’. Like Bernard Leach, Carroll lived and worked in Cornwall and this piece will now be displayed alongside examples of Leach’s pots to illustrate how English slipware has developed over 90 years of practice.


The artist's estate.

Venue details

Groam House Museum High Street, ROSEMARKIE Highlands and Islands IV10 8UF 01381 620 961 www.groamhouse.org.uk

Entry details

Free to all

1 Apr – 31 Oct Mon – Fri, 11am – 4.30pm Sat – Sun, 2pm – 4.30pm

1 Nov - 31 Mch - Sat - Sun, 2pm - 4pm