Vintage Small Bowl by Studio Potter Chris LucasRegular price£75.00 Sale price
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Studio pottery is pottery made by professional and amateur artists or artisans working alone or in small groups, making unique items or short runs. Typically, all stages of manufacture are carried out by the artists themselves.
If you're looking for unique, decorative yet functional items for your home, vintage ceramics are all you need. Becoming more and more fashionable, these stand out pieces would look lovely in any style home.
Made in the early 1990s by Cumbrian based potter Chris Lucas, known for his thrown, press moulded and hand built bottle and container forms in reduced stoneware. Chris Lucas is among many potters included in the book 'British Studio Potters' Marks' by Eric Yates-Owen and Robert Fournier, the first comprehensive directory of 20th century British Studio Potters.
Lucas' first sporadic burst of creative pottery productions happened whilst he was a student in the early sixties at Bretton Hall College, now Yorkshire Sculpture Park . You can see the influence of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth in his sculptures and his pots at this time including jugs, cups and vases have a dark rustic earthy glaze.
The late seventies saw another creative spurt but his trademark distinctive light glaze sculptural forms emerged through the early to late nineties. He was more interested in creating unique pieces with as little as three in a series, with an approach more akin to a sculptor than production line pottery. His influences and inspiration came from far and wide, along with an enduring passion for Japanese ceramics.
Lucas worked primarily as a teacher at Cumbria College of Art & Design, then latterly at Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton for many years before his recent passing.
This beautifully simple handmade bowl with matt glaze is sure to look great on any shelf or table. With a natural and minimal aesthetic it's the perfect item to add to any collection, or the perfect piece to start. In lovely condition for its age, chip and crack free.
Measures approximately 5cm tall and 12.5cm wide.
For those of you that live in the UK and have a similar love for studio pottery, make sure you pay a visit to the York Art Gallery. Now the world’s most extensive collection of British Studio Pottery, with more than 5,000 pieces, well worth a trip.
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