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British Columbia's Apprenctices of Bernard Leach and Their Contemporaries 'Thrown' brings together essays by curators, first hand accounts by potters, archival documents, photographs and letters from the personal collections of seven highly respected potters who began to throw pots in the Vancouver western area during the 1960s. 'Thrown' is inspired by the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery's ground breaking exhibition Thrown: Influences and Intentions of West Coast Potters. Selected by Matthew Higgs as one of the "Top ten shows of 2004" (Artforum International) for its unconventional and compellingapproach to the studio pottery movement, the exhibition featured over 600 pots by John Reeve, Glenn Lewis, Michael Henry and Ian Steele the four Canadian apprentices of English potter Bernard Leach and their like-minded contemporaries Tam Irving, Charmian Johnson and Wayne Ngan. Fresh from their studies at the Vancouver College of Art, each of the four travelled to St Ives in Cornwall, England and completed a two-year apprenticeship: Reeve, 1958 1961; Lewis 1961 1963, Henry 1963 1965; and Steele 1963 1965. When they returned to Vancouver, they found themselves in the experimental 1960s Vancouver art scene. Published by Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery. Illustrated

 

Details

ISBN: 9781908966995
Audience: General
Format: Hardback
Number of Pages: 304
Publication Date: 23 Oct 2014
Publisher: Black Dog Press
Publication City, Country: United Kingdom

 

Author Biography

Tam Irving is an educator and fulltime studio potter based in West Vancouver. His work is in the collections of The Victoria and Albert Museum, London; the Canadian Museum of Civilization, Hull; and the Gardiner Museum, Toronto, as well as other public and private collections. Gwyn Hanssen Pigott was Australia's most distinguished potter.

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