Potter about at museum’s photo exhibition
Potter Lucie Rie pictured by Ben Boswell A NEW exhibition featuring unique photographs of major potters in their studios has just opened at Bucks County Museum.
The photos are accompanied by examples from the museum’s exceptional collection of studio ceramics.
The pictures are by photographer, writer and studio ceramics collector Ben Boswell and the exhibition is timed to coincide with an illustrated talk he will be giving at the museum on Saturday, November 22.
During the early 1980s, Mr Boswell’s interest in studio pottery led him to start collecting, but a lack of funds restricted his options.
Looking for another way of being part of the lively ceramic scene, he embarked on a personal project to photograph some of the potters he most admired.
Mr Boswell’s big break came when Michael Cardew agreed to let him take photos at his studio, in Wenford Bridge, in 1982. The pictures were a great success and provided an entry to other potters.
His pictures were on display at Art in Action in 2011 and can be seen on his website www.benboswell. co.uk.
Mr Boswell’s illustrated talk, ‘A Passion for Pottery’, will take place at the Museum from 2pm to 3pm.
He will discuss many of the potters he has met and photographed since the early 1980s up to the present day.
Tickets are £5. Book in advance at the museum.
Entry to the exhibition – A Portrait of Studio Ceramics – is free and the museum in Church Street, Aylesbury, is open Tuesday to Saturday, 10am to 4pm.