Work from in­flu­en­tial pot­ters on dis­play at mu­seum

Bucks County Mu­seum Re­source Cen­tre

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Its matt in­te­rior is in­laid and banded with a man­ganese bronze pig­ment, and the ex­te­rior has ‘sgraf­fito’ (scratched) dec­o­ra­tion in con­cen­tric rings. The bowl bal­ances per­fectly on a cir­cu­lar raised foot.

Its maker, Lucie Rie (1902-1995), was born in Vi­enna but came to Eng­land in 1938 where she set up a stu­dio at Al­bion Mews, Bayswa­ter. One of Bri­tain’s most in­flu­en­tial pot­ters, she con­sis­tently pro­duced in­no­va­tively mod­ern and strik­ingly beau­ti­ful work that now fetches high prices at auc­tion.

Rie is one of 10 pot­ters fea­tur­ing in a new ex­hi­bi­tion at the mu­seum in Church Street, Ayles­bury, HP20 2QP. A Por­trait of Stu­dio Ceram­ics dis­plays unique photographs by Ben Boswell of renowned pot­ters in their stu­dios along­side ex­am­ples of their work from the mu­seum’s col­lec­tion. It opens on Oc­to­ber 4 and is free.

Ben is giv­ing an il­lus­trated talk on Novem­ber 22 – for book­ing de­tails, go to­seum.

The stu­dio ceram­ics col­lec­tion is stored at the Mu­seum Re­source Cen­tre in Hal­ton, and can be viewed by ap­point­ment. Please call for de­tails on 01296 624 519.


Tring Road, Hal­ton, HP22 5PN

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