Monkey Pot 1979, by Greg Irvine

 

 

Greg Irvine (b. 1946) | Monkey pot (c.1979) | stoneware and copper glazes | Purchased 1979.

Greg Irvine (b. 1946) is an Australian artist known for his painting, printmaking and figurative ceramic sculptures. This hand-built vessel, Monkey pot (1979) is typical of Irvine’s ceramic work and depicts two monkeys clutching the side of a dark-brown clay pot, glazed with copper-green accents. During this period, Irvine developed a number of expressionist figures, inspired by his travel to Southeast Asian destinations.