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Pot for suburban ritual no. 2
1994

Medium
stoneware
Measurements
116.5 × 48.0 cm diameter
Place/s of Execution
Preston, Melbourne, Victoria
Inscription
inscribed in fibre-tipped pen on base: D Potter / 1994 / PRESTON / AUST
Accession Number
D54-1994
Department
Australian Decorative Arts
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Purchased, 1994
© David Potter Estate
This digital record has been made available on NGV Collection Online through the generous support of The Vizard Foundation
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
A huge vessel reminiscent of the crucibles used in foundries to hold molten metal. The exterior of the pot is marked with all signs of its making and covered with an almost repulsive high gloss glaze. The nightmarish interior is dark and full of vicious spikes. Whatever the suburban ritual it is intended for it is for a dark purpose.