Pottery and Sculpture Gallery

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This gallery has a rotating display including the following artworks

Margo Henshaw's "Snail Me Pretty"

This unique sculpture was crafted by Margo Henshaw from scraps of metal womanhandled into the general shape of a snail. Each one has been painted a different colour, giving the piece the overall appearance of a rainbow on drugs.

Ian Drake's "Flea" -- [TM: Lancrastian culture]

This is a life-sized model of a flea intricately created from clay. Special consideration has been given to this sculpture and it is being displayed with a large magnifying glass affixed above it. Through it, it is easy to see every detail that the artist painstakingly included.

Edward Higgins's "Untitled" -- [TM: Ankh-Morporkian culture]

A porcelain salt shakers is not the sort of item one would usually expect to see in an art gallery, except perhaps in the cafe, but this is a salt shaker made by the famous potter Edward Higgins. It was the first item he created as an apprentice and was donated to the Royal Art Museum by a mysterious benefactor.

Frederik Hemlut's "Birds" -- [TM: Lancrastian culture]

A simple urn designed to carry water has been transformed into a work of art through the simple application of paintbrush to surface. Of course, the person holding the brush had a modicum of skill as the pattern of birds created on it is quite exquisite.

Rupert Gringl's "Boat Race"

A large porcelain wall plate which has been painted with a scene showing model boats being raced on the River Ankh. Since the boats have wheels it's probably safe to conclude that the race is taking place on a section where the river has that healthy crust Morporkians are so proud of.

"Wooden Wheelbarrow" by an unknown artist -- [TM:  People.culture.lancrastian As you look at the wooden wheelbarrow, you feel you've learnt something about the culture of Lancre. ]

This quaint little piece is made from weathered wood. It looks as though it has spent years in someone's garden faithfully carting dirt, manure and plants back and forth until a passing art expert spotted it and decided that it "was a symbol of the eternal struggle of life versus decay". No doubt its owner was pleased to get a nice sum for it and quickly nipped down to the tool shed in case the rake represented man's anger at the unjust universe.

Garkdan Cabbageeater's "Early Morporkian Pottery" -- [TM: Ankh-Morporkian culture]

This small vase might be centuries old or it might have just been fired to look that way. Glazed in a deep brown it features various male and female figures around its circumference picked out in white relief holding heads of cabbage in various poses.

Feltd Workshop's "Plate in Blue"

A circular wallplate glazed with a vivid blue. It is otherwise undecorated but seems to be of a very high quality.

Igor's "Lending a Hand" -- [TM: Lancrastian culture]

Displayed on a pedestal, this scuplture shows a human hand in minute detail, there are even tiny hairs on its back side. What appears to be small stitches has been carved around the wrist of the hand in what is, presumably, a signature of the artist.

Albus Midwater's "Bell"

A daintly little bell made from white porcelain with a short handle. Pretty pink flowers have been painted around the base of the bell.

Ptaclusp Associates's "Pyramid" -- [TM: Klatchian culture]

This is a replica of the pyramids found in Djelibeybi. It is made from sandstone blocks and the top seems to glow blue.

Yin Lee Hun's "Limber" -- [TM: Agatean culture]

A large vase designed not to be a mere vessel for flowers, but a work of art itself. It is decorated all over with men and women in positions that would be the envy of gymnasts. If those gymnasts were nudists.

Pierre Melfort's "Big Nose" -- [TM: Ankh-Morporkian culture]

This colourful figurine has been skilfully crafted from glass. It shows a clown with baggy green pants, blue shirt with a yellow ruff and oversized, red shoes. His hair is a curly orange wig and he wears the traditional red nose. In one hand he holds a pie and the other arm is thrust out, pointing at his target.

"Ancient Jug" by an unknown artist

This brown jug has a simple shape and was clearly designed to be functional over decorative. It is cracked and looks centuries old. It was discovered in the desert outside the city of Djelibeybi and is estimated to be one of the earliest forms of pottery in existence.

Desmond Darley's "Kitty" -- [TM: Ankh-Morporkian culture]

Hand moulded from terracotta clay, this cat has the qualities one usually associates with a child making mud pies. It only bares resemblance to a cat by chance, but it has earned a place in the museum by virtue of having been created by a famous painter. He should probably stick to his day job.

Master Ming's "Blossom Teapot" -- [TM: Agatean culture]

The black glaze of this teapot contrasts nicely with the pink blossom motif that splays across the base and handle of the pot. The tip of the spout has been fashioned into the petals of the blossom and is also pink.

Hargh Dra'kakson's "Goodbye Kneecaps" -- [TM: Lancrastian culture]

Made from granite, this is a life-sized statue of a dwarf. He is wearing an actual chainmail shirt with leather pants and an iron helmet. He is holding a large axe in one hand.

"Untitled" by an unknown artist -- [TM: Ankh-Morporkian culture]

The meaning of this tablet has been debated amongst the artistic elite for decades since its discovery in a forgotten temple in a forest near Sheepridge. It has lines, squiggles and circles on it in no discernable pattern. Some believe that it is an ancient curse that will cause untold suffering to the world should it ever be spoken. Others think it is a map to a treasure lost centuries ago. And others don't see why there is all this fuss about a stone slab.

Phyllis Rand's "Untitled" -- [TM: Ankh-Morporkian culture]

A bowl made with clear glass with a thread of red glass running through it in circles. It has a simple, understated design.

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