1) Hamada was noted for his thrown wares, which, though always functional, epitomised elegance and simplicity.
1) Vase with design of grasses; 2) Tree of Life vase; 3) Salad bowl by Various artists, c. 1950
© The artists estates
- 1) 23 x 15 cm; 2) 18 x 14 cm; 3) 10.5 x 30.5 cm
- Art Fund grant:
- £1,000 ( Total: £4,000)
- Acquired in:
- Jamie Andrews
This pot is decorated with a design of grasses, depicted in a few lines, which capture perfectly the flow of their natural movement; 2) The pot by Bernard Leach is an important piece in the history of his oeuvre. The 'Tree of Life' motif was one of his favourite designs; 3) This salad bowl exemplifies Coper and Rie working together to produce a functional piece of stoneware that epitomises classic Modernism in its spare, minimalist form, and its simple fitness for purpose. Together these 3 works represent classic pieces by four outstandingly important makers of the 20th century. Between them they tell a vital part of the story of the origins of studio pottery.
1) St Ives Gallery, 1950; by descent to vendor; 2) Leach's gallery, St Ives; by descent to vendor; 3) Heals department store; by descent to vendor.
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