POTTERY BY MARGARET HINE AND WILLIAM NEWLAND

In my last post I said that Muriel Rose, who helped to create the post-war canon of studio pottery, omitted William Newland and Margaret Hine, two busy and successful contemporaries. I've written about Newland and Hine here and mentioned them in several other posts and readers will know how much I like their work; so … Continue reading POTTERY BY MARGARET HINE AND WILLIAM NEWLAND

RUSKIN AND THE CULT OF ROUGHNESS IN STUDIO POTTERY

John Ruskin. Workmen must be free to produce imperfect art.Studio pottery was created partly by narratives that set out its history, listed its key figures and promoted its values. Bernard Leach, the father of British studio pottery, was its leading narrator, but his admirers also played an important part. Muriel Rose’s book Artist Potters in … Continue reading RUSKIN AND THE CULT OF ROUGHNESS IN STUDIO POTTERY