Saturday, 17 March 2018

Masters of Studio Pottery




Masters of Studio Pottery: Post-War to Present, at the Oxford Ceramics Gallery.






Most prominent figures of British pottery making are represented in this exhibition, from the pioneering pots of Shoji Hamada, Bernard Leach and Bernard Leach's early students Michael Cardew and Pleydell-Bouverie, to the monumental forms of Julian Stair and Nicholas Rena today. Gareth Mason and Akiko Hirai, two of the younger artists in the exhibition, take us full circle with their heavily encrusted jars - objects which look as if they have been chipped and excavated from the kiln.




Michael Cardew, Early Jug, 1930





Jim Partridge, Small Angular Vessel with Gold, 2018





Walter Keeler




Walter Keeler




Akiko Hirai, Moon Jar






John Ward, Black and white vessel, 1980s




John Ward, Striped Vessel, 1990





Nicholas Rena, I'll Rise to You









Michael Cardew, 2 Bean Plates, 1970





Michael Cardew, Large Footed Bowl, 1970s




Akiko Hirai, Medium Moon Jar




Akiko Hirai, Moon Jar





Akiko Hirai, Moon Jar





Philip Eglin, Seated Nude, 2006




Gordon Baldwin, Water Vessel III, 2010





Emmanuel Cooper, White Frost Bowl, 1997





Edmund de Waal, Tall Cargo Jar, 2002




Rupert Spira, Early Charger




Julian Stair, Cup, 2017





Julian Stair, Cup, 2017




Julian Stair, Cup, 2017




Julian Stair, Cup, 2017




Walter Keeler, Large Dark Jug and Large Yellow Jug, 2015




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