Hajimu Kato

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Hajimu Kato was born in Shigaraki in 1946 and his fantastic wood-fired pottery is some of the best that the Harlequin Gallery has shown throughout its existence. His family’s business was one of the major commercial companies producing Shigaraki pottery … Continued

Richard Batterham – a life with pots

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Richard Batterham, who had just turned 80 when I originally wrote this, 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 … Continued

Studio Pottery from Britain and Japan – Pots in May

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Studio pottery, with an emphasis on that of British makers, will be offered in the first Harlequin Gallery of 2021. Three specific artists make up the first part of this selection of studio pottery. Then the second part will concentrate … Continued

Ursula Mommens – Form and Function

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During the time that I staged exhibitions of potters’ current work at the Harlequin Gallery in Greenwich, Ursula Mommens was one of my best-selling artists. She attracted many collectors from around the country, including the legendary, Bill Ismay. Bill, whose … Continued

Towards Abstraction: Abstract Ceramics

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The ceramics in this exhibition, beginning on Monday 14th September 2020, are moving towards the abstract, when compared to those in the last exhibition. Having said that the art historian, Herbert Reed, stated over 80 years ago that “pottery is … Continued