Friday, 26 February 2010

At the V & A

I am catching up once more with the blog, having sent off work to the US for the 3 exhibitions I will be a part of this Spring.
I would like to show these photos taken at speed in the newly re-opened ceramic galleries at the V & A Museum in London during my one-day London stopover recently.

First of all: Bernard Leach - 

The V & A collections and a particularly a Hans Coper and Peter Collingwood exhibition which I saw when I was living and working in London in the late 1960's have remained vividly etched in my memory.
Galerie Besson put on a Collingwood + Coper exhibition exhibition last year - 40 years after the V & A show.

The pot on the left and theblack one on the right are from 1968, and were probably in that show. Sorry about the glass reflection......

William Staite Murray was someone I looked up to and his tall pots got me making toweringly thrown wobbly pots in my first workshop in Morar, Invernessshire in the 60's.
Gillian Lowndes - then, as now, an inspiration. 


Anonymous said...

i'm so envious... would love to go there. coper's work has always blown me away... beautiful piece there on the left

Michael Kline said...

I was just looking at some Leach tiles yesterday! In the de Waal book about the man. The painting is so stylized and wonderful. Thanks for sharing your visit!