Artwork Description / Detail
Sue Ware Jar is one of Patrick Caulfield’s eight White Ware Prints, a series inspired by the oriental ceramics collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. The pot depicted in this screen print is based on a Sue Ware Jar.
Recognised for its blue-grey finish, Sue Ware Pottery was produced across Japan and North Korea from the 6th to 12th Century. In his screen print Caulfield references this blue-grey colour with the background of the work, whilst the Jar is depicted in white, merging with a sharp beam of light that slices through the composition.