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  • Catalogue Essay

    'I remember chiefly a fawn-like creature with folded limbs… I would make bowls and big plates for him and hand them over to him when they were ready for slipping and decorating. He also engraved a complete set of beautifully cut Roman capitals using small seal-like chunks of cheese-hard clay. He was a trained typographer and book designer. After these letters had been given a soft biscuit-fire he used them as stamps or seals so that by slow, painstaking work and careful spacing he could impress and inscription around the rim of the dish' (Michael Cardew describing Henry Bergen in A Pioneer Potter: An Autobiography, p. 94).



Earthenware, slip painted and incised design with impressed inscription beneath a galena glaze.
43 cm (16 7/8 in.) diameter
Impressed with artists' and Winchcombe Pottery seals, and dated October 1932.

£2,000 - 3,000 ‡ ♠

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The Art of Fire: Selections from the Dr John P. Driscoll Collection

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