Tea for Two
- Object Number: STKMG:1990.P.139
- Simple Name: figure
- Full Name: rolled-clay figure
- Production Person: Ruscoe, William (maker)
- Production Place: Stoke-on-Trent
- Production Place: Staffordshire
- Production Place: England
- Creation, production or manufacture details: modelled
- Production Period:
- Summary: Figure group entitled 'Tea for Two'. Depicting a couple a couple at a tea table. Made from rolled earthenware with porcelain details. A man and a woman either side of of a table. On the table is a table clot and tiny porcelain tea set comprising a tea pot, two cups and saucers, a jug and sugar bowl. The couple are each extending one hand towards the other across the table.
- Terms:101 Ceramic Highlights
- Terms:rolled clay
- Additional Notes: William Ruscoe studied art under Gordon Forsyth and went on to careers at both Burslem and Stoke School of Art and later the College of Arts, Exeter. He brought the art of making rolled clay figures to a new level of skill and subtlety. Rolled figures were frequently made by students at Burslem School of Art and example sold out when exhibited in London in 1933. Rather than turn the school into a production centre so figures were made in outside workshops including Ruscoe?s studio. William Ruscoe maintained a close relationship with the museum through his lifetime and when the Leidys were looked for a suitable recipient for their donation Ruscoe recommended the museum, then the ?City Museum & Art Gallery?.
- Contact: Potteries Museum and Art Gallery