Byron Temple - Vintage Mid Century Modernist Contemporary Ceramic Studio Pottery Glazed Bowl. It measures 15 inches in diameter and 3 inches high. It has the "BT" stamp and another stamp which I think is James Makins. Condition is in very fine condition with no nicks of scratches that I can see.
There is a wealth of information about Temple on the web. Byron was a personal friend and this is an unusual piece. The three holes in the rim allowed the piece to be hung like a bird bath. I have used is as a serving bowl.Byron Temple (19332002) was an American potter. Temple learned to throw on the wheel at Ball State University. As an undergrad in his native Indiana. After college and serving in the U.
Army, Temple discovered A Potter's Book , written by the English potter, Bernard Leach. Considered by many to be the grandfather of modern hand thrown functional studio pottery. This inspiring book motivated Temple to write Leach asking if he could apprentice with him at Leachs St.Ives Pottery in Cornwall, England. The two happened to meet while Leach was giving a workshop in the United States, and he agreed to take on Temple as an apprentice in 1960. Temples time spent at St.
Ives was equivalent to a graduate school education, and he left St. Ives with a philosophy of making well-crafted work as a production potter.Upon Temples return to the United States in 1962, he settled in Lambertville, New Jersey. And began turning out his own line of standard ware. Temple traveled internationally giving workshops, teaching, and sharing his artistic philosophy.
In 1986 Temple moved to Kentucky to focus on making one of a kind art pots. These works retained the aesthetic he had developed earlier, but he also experimented with wood and salt firing - exploring more simple yet stately forms by incorporating materials such as cords, bamboo, and metal. The item "Byron Temple Vintage Mid Century Modernist Contemporary Ceramic Studio Pottery" is in sale since Tuesday, October 29, 2019. This item is in the category "Pottery & Glass\Pottery & China\Art Pottery\Studio/ Handcrafted Pottery".
The seller is "georgkor9" and is located in Key West, Florida. This item can be shipped to United States.