Studio Pottery takes ceramics away from the mass production of factories and industry and places back into the workshop of the individual potter. The Arts and Crafts movement of the 19th century is the roots of Studio Pottery with companies such as Martin Brothers attempting to produce unique works that demonstrated a high level of skill whilst at the same time the working process that created the piece.
The traditional working methods of the Chinese and Japanese potters grabbed the attention of early 20th century potters who desired a more artful pottery away from slavish mass production.
The Ken Jones collection - a massive single owner collection of studio pottery - is to be sold in our July Fine Art sale. Featuring work by such luminaries as Lucie Rie, Takeshi Yasuda, Warren Mackenzie, Shoji Hamada, Michael Cardew, Bernard Leach and John Maltby - the collection of Contemporary British pottery has been amassed over 60 years by an enthusiast who turned his hobby into his profession.
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