Small Kiln - Fornell & Co, EFCO 150, pre 1996 Object Reg. No: SH 970023

Small Kiln made by Fornell and Company, used by 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 mosaics. She usually worked without sketches or drawings and her work often reflected the images, colours and experiences of her environment and past. She died in September 1996.
Small metal kiln on metal stand. The kiln door opens with side handle and the inside of kiln is lined with ceramic. The Temperature control knob is located on green box which plugs into kiln. There is a rectangular ceramic tile which fits inside the kiln and a wire mesh tray which has been bent at either end to form shallow legs. One side of the kiln is darkened and covered with glaze spots.
Acquisition Information:
Donation from Ms Eve Ash, 1997
Discipline: History
Dimensions: 30.00 cm (Height), 22.50 cm (Width), 27.40 cm (Length)

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Tagged with: art, crafts, handcrafts, tools, artistic practices, sculpture, artists, polish communities, polish immigration, 80-kf
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
Inscriptions: Printed on metal plate on kiln: Typ: EFCO 150/Farnell & Co Pforzheim /Volt 22 - Watt 1200/Baujahr.
Printed on metal plate on transformer: Typ: EFCO 5020/Fornel & Co Pforzheim/Volt 220 - Amp. 16.
Manufacturer: Fornell & Co., Germany, circa 1970-1996
User: Mrs Martha Ash, South Yarra, Victoria, Australia, circa 1970-1996

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