Contemporary Ceramicists

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At the Harlequin Gallery exhibition, opening on 3rd/4th September 2022, four contemporary ceramicists new to the gallery will be exhibiting their work. As an introduction, here are a few words about them and their work. Oliver Fenwick The first of … Continued

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

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