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Bone china plate, commissioned by The National Art Collections Fund, designed by Patrick Heron - After 1989

Bone china plate, commissioned by The National Art Collections Fund, designed by Patrick Heron
    Bone china plate, commissioned by The National Art Collections Fund, designed by Patrick Heron

The National Art Collections Fund initiated a series of Art Plates as part of a series of commissions of contemporary art in aid of its Modern Art Fund. In 1989 and again in 1990, the Fund commissioned two collections of contemporary prints by distinguished artists. The artists commissioned for this new series of six limited edition plates included Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Bruce McLean, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and John Piper. The project was sponsored by Glaxo and Wedgwood produced the plates.

The National Art Collections Fund initiated a series of Art Plates as part of a series of commissions of contemporary art in aid of its Modern Art Fund. In 1989 and again in 1990, the Fund commissioned two collections of contemporary prints by distinguished artists. The artists commissioned for this new series of six limited edition plates included Peter Blake, Patrick Caulfield, Bruce McLean, Sir Eduardo Paolozzi and John Piper. The project was sponsored by Glaxo and Wedgwood produced the plates. Patrick Heron plate entitled ‘Garden plate’ is decorated with an abstract image inspired by marine light and intense colours of flora found in designers Cornish garden. The image covers the entire plate, decoration has been applied through lithograph, clear glaze has then been applied. Body is made from bone china. As you can see from the photograph, the back of this plate has no manufacturers mark, instead a label indicates items title and designer.

  • Type of object: Ornamental ware/plates and platters
  • Mark: "Garden Plate"
    by
    Patrick heron
    [typed in black on label]
  • Year produced: After 1989
  • Body: Bone china
  • Glaze: clear glaze
  • Material: ceramic
  • Decoration: lithographed
  • Accession number: 11427
  • Dimensions: 310 mm (diameter), 15 mm (height)

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  • Patrick Heron Designer

    Patrick Heron - Designer (1920 - 1999)

    Patrick Heron (30 January 1920 – 20 March 1999) was an English painter, writer and designer, based in St. Ives, Cornwall. Heron won the Grand Prize at the John Moores Prize Exhibition in Liverpool in 1959 and the silver medal at the São Paulo Art Biennialin 1965. In 1978 Patrick and Delia Heron were made Honorary Citizens of Texas by Order of the Secretary of State. He was awarded an Hon. D.Litt. in 1982 by the University of Exeter and in 1986 an Hon. D.Litt.by the University of Kent at Canterbury. In 1987 he was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by the Royal College of Art and In 1989 he was made an honorary Ph.D., CNAA by Winchester School of Art, in 1992 an Honorary Fellow of RIBA and in 1996 an Honorary Fellow of Bretton Hall, University of Leeds. He turned down a Knighthood under Margaret Thatcher and declined to become an RA. He was a Trustee of the Tate Gallery from 1980–1987.

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  • The National Art Collections Fund

    The National Art Collections Fund

    The Art Fund (formerly the National Art Collections Fund) is an independent membership-based British charity, which raises funds to aid the acquisition of artworks for the nation. It gives grants and acts as a channel for many gifts and bequests, as well as lobbying on behalf of museums and galleries and their users. The Fund relies on members' subscriptions and public donations for funds and does not receive funding from the government or the National Lottery.

    The Art Fund sponsors the museum of the year award (known as the Gulbenkian Prize from 2003 to 2007 and the Art Fund Prize from 2008 to 2012). This is a £100,000 prize awarded annually to the museum or gallery that had the most imaginative, innovative or popular project during the previous year. In 2009 the Wedgwood Museum won this award.