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Plate (Variations on a Geometric Theme)
© Trustees of the Paolozzi Foundation, Licensed by DACS 2015

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Plate (Variations on a Geometric Theme) 1968 - 1969

Not on display

  • Scottish Art
In 1968 Paolozzi was appointed to the ceramics department at the Royal College of Art, London. Shortly afterwards he was invited to make a set of plates by the firm of Wedgwood. The prototypes were made with the assistance of David Queensberry, Professor of Ceramics at the College. Paolozzi’s geometric designs were made in the lithographic studios at the College and transferred onto the plates at the Wedgwood factory. There were six different plates, each a variant on the same geometric theme, issued as a boxed set.

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A printmaking technique using a stone or zinc plate to which the image is applied with a greasy material. After wetting the plate, greasy ink is applied. The ink sticks only to the drawn image and not the wet surface, thus creating a reproduction when applied to paper.



  • Acc. No. GMA 4068
  • Medium Bone china
  • Size Diameter: 27.00 cm
  • Credit Bequeathed by Gabrielle Keiller 1995