Sit-able sculpture

Mari Ruth Oda, 1974

Sit-able sculpture

Mari Ruth Oda 1974


Smooth organically-shaped seat in unglazed white Earthstone stoneware clay. Rounded shape with depression for seat, front edge retracts back towards middle. Description from artist; 'The general shape is slump moulded, then shaped by hand. It is fired to approximately 1230 degrees and sanded with a diamond water sander.'

Display Label

Made in Manchester

Manchester's fortune was made by cotton, but a century ago its workers were busy making a multitude of different consumer goods. Moulded glass trinkets and colourful wallpapers helped to keep the economy booming. The dark satanic mills have changed since then, and many of the old warehouses and factories have been converted into trendy flats and bars. Manchester's creative hub is once again flourishing; what you see here is just a taste of things to come. In the 21st century Manchester is still creating designs to inspire and desire, fashion to dress and impress, and music that makes us dance beyond dawn...

Object Name

Sit-able sculpture

Creators Name

Mari Ruth Oda

Date Created



overall: 36cm x 70cm

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Place of creation




Purchased by the Contemporary Art Society Special Collection Scheme with funds from the Arts Council Lottery Fund, the Corporate Patrons of Manchester City Galleries and the Crafts Council, 2002


©Mari-Ruth Oda

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