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Sugar And Creamer Set

Bodil Manz

Danish, born 1943

Sugar and Creamer Set, n.d.

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Porcelain

Dimensions: 3 1/2 × 3 11/16 in. (8.9 × 9.4 cm)

Gift of Dr. Robert and Deanna Harris Burger, 2009.144

Bodil Manz is well known for her eggshell porcelain objects. Eggshell porcelain is a term used to describe incredibly thin bodies, or walls of porcelain. The walls of this sugar and creamer set are so thin and translucent that the lines are visible both inside and out, which creates a complex surface illustration. The straight black lines on these vessels are applied not with a brush, but with transfers. Manz placed a colored transfer onto the unglazed clay and then fired them in a gas-fueled kiln at very high temperatures. This process is repeated multiple times to achieve the desired color intensity.

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