Burnished pot, England

Burnished pot, England

Burnished pot
Made by Magdalene Odundo (born 1950)
England, Hampshire
1983
Red earthenware, burnished and reduction-fired to black
Museum no. C.78-1984
Given by the Friends of the V&A

Magdalene Odundo's sensuous ceramic vessels reflect the wider range of sources embraced by the studio pottery movement today. Her hand-built pots seem of our own time, but also remain rooted in African traditions. Abstract and sculptural, their forms make subtle allusions to the human figure.