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Container - Ceramic Firing, circa 1996 Object Reg. No: SH 970015

Ceramic Firing container used by artist Martha Ash, circa 1996. Martha Ash was born in Poland in 1920 and lost all her family in the Holocaust. She came to Australia in 1949 where she studied ceramics, sculpture silver smithing, enamelling and glass mosaic. This container was used to house items being fired in a kiln, it may have produced special effects. Martha Ash died in September 1996.
Terracotta container used in firing process. Container is roughly made with long open neck on one side to enable a rod to be inserted and container drawn out of the kiln. Holes have been cut out on all sides of container to permit even flow of heat around the items inside.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from (Estate of) Martha Ash, 1997
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 25.00 cm (Height), 15.00 cm (Width), 32.00 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: artworks, crafts, jewish communities, jewish customs, jewish immigration, religions judaism, handcrafts, tools, polish communities, polish immigration
Themes this item is part of: Martha Ash, Polish Migrant & Artist, circa 1950s, Immigration & Artistic Practice Collection, Working Life & Trades Collection
Primary Classification: CULTURAL IDENTITY
Secondary Classification: Ethnicity - Creative Practice
Tertiary Classification: ceramics
User: Mrs Martha Ash, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, circa 1996

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