Pot by Svend Bayer

Svend Bayer was an apprentice to Michael Cardew at his pottery in Wenford Bridge, Cornwall.


62 x 53.5 cm
Acquired in:
Presented by:
Dr John Shakeshaft through The Art Fund

Bayer works in an essentially traditional manner, producing robust vessel forms thrown on the wheel. He is particularly noted for his use of the wood-firing technique and is a master of kiln building. This large jar is a good example of the vigorous yet elegant nature of his work and the rich and lustrous surface is the result of five days of wood firing.


Dr John Shakeshaft

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Fitzwilliam Museum Trumpington Street, CAMBRIDGE Cambridgeshire CB2 1RB 01223 332900 www.fitzmuseum.cam.ac.uk

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