William Marshall – pottery master

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I admired the pots of William Marshall long before I had the pleasure of meeting him on several occasions during my regular springtime trips down to St. Ives in the late 1990s. William Marshall, usually referred to as Bill, was … Continued

Young Ran Lee – ceramicist and designer

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Young Ran Lee is a ceramicist and designer, who was born in South Korea. She graduated from KM University there in Architecture and Design, where she specialized in fashion and textiles. She then won a scholarship in a national contest to study design in Italy … Continued

Peter Fitzgerald – stoneware sculpture

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Peter Fitzgerald, who is primarily a sculptor, has for much of his career used coiled stoneware as the medium to explore his fascination with heads and faces and I include some his work for the very first time in my mixed … Continued

Patrick Sargent wood-firing potter

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Patrick Sargent was the first modern wood-firing potter, inspired by the ancient techniques of Japan and especially those of Shigaraki, that came to my attention. I have to admit that when I first saw his work I wasn’t immediately impressed, … Continued

Marianne de Trey – a celebration

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Marianne de Trey, who died a few weeks ago on 18th October, would have been celebrating her 103rd birthday on the day the Harlequin Gallery exhibition opens on 3rd November 2016. I believe it would be disrespectful if I didn’t … Continued

Richard Batterham – a life with pots

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Richard Batterham, who turned 80 this year, became fascinated by pottery as a schoolboy and, following a 2 year apprenticeship at the Leach Pottery, set up his own studio in Dorset in 1959. There he has continued to make pots … Continued