Front profile of Susan Parkinson's model 49 Cat sculpture designed circa 1955
Detail of the sgraffito swirls on Susan Parkinson's black Cat ornament
Head on image of black and white cat designed and made by Susan Parkinson, Kent, England, circa 1955
Seated cat with its back towards us. Image shows how the wax resist gives an impression of fur
Underside of cat ornament model 49 showing the makers mark, a small 'P' for Parkinson Pottery
Slip cast porcelain figurine of a seated cat decorated in black glaze
Detail of the legs of a susan parkinson cat model 49, close up shows sgraffito and wax resist techniques
Top view of the head of a black cat with curly fur and straight whiskers
Side image of a cat sat with its back towards us, the ornament has a sleek elongated neck
High image of a Susan Parkinson ceramic cat from the 1950s decorated in black with sgraffito and wax resist method
Parkinson Pottery

Susan Parkinson Black Cat

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An elongated sculpture of a seated cat, designed and made by Susan Parkinson at her pottery in Brabourne Lees, Kent, circa 1955.

The sleek ornament is slip-cast porcelain. On top of the white ceramic, Susan has rendered the unique features of the cat in black glaze, by method of wax resist and sgraffito. The fluidity yet precision of her lines result in a brilliantly characterful depiction of this animal. A wonderful example of Modernist British studio pottery.

Model Number: 49

Model Name: ‘Cat’ 

Designer: Susan Parkinson 

Manufacturer: Parkinson Pottery 

Year of Design: C. 1955

Dates Produced: C. 1955-63 

Colour: Black, white 

Height: 14 cm, Width: 7 cm, Depth: 7 cm 

Condition: Perfect. Please note small blister, manufacturing flaw, to underside.

Branding: Impressed with ‘P’ mark used on small items.