ceramic museum again

This time it’s all about Bernard Leach.

Love him or Loathe him, you can’t Ignore him.

To many people he put the British Studio Pottery movement on the map.

Anyway onto the gorgeous stuff, the pots.

Two stunning pots by Bernard Leach, I love his images of the fish.

I found the tile piece incredibly moving.  And I don’t know why.

Perhaps it was the individual tiles each painted and then marked by the famous crossed S and line and dots of St Ives Pottery.  Each one a little masterpiece of art showing more of Leach than I think the shape of his pots did.

Perhaps you could touch the glaze and feel the age and the past through it.  Almost favourite tile is the Anagama kiln, the tile at the top, portraying the long history of firing that Leach and Hamada had been part of.  But favourite tile has to be the bottom one, a picture of a bottle.

Each one is priceless.

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