Studio pottery is pottery made by professional and amateur artists or artisans working alone or in small groups, making unique items or short runs. Typically, all stages of manufacture are carried out by the artists themselves. If you're looking for unique, decorative yet functional items for your home, vintage ceramics are all you need. Becoming more and more fashionable, these stand out pieces would look lovely in any style home.
Made in the early 1990s by Cumbrian based potter Chris Lucas, known for his thrown, press moulded and hand built bottle and container forms in reduced stoneware. Chris Lucas is among many potters included in the book'British Studio Potters' Marks' by Eric Yates-Owen and Robert Fournier, the first comprehensive directory of 20th century British Studio Potters. Lucas' first sporadic burst of creative pottery productions happened whilst he was a student in the early sixties at Bretton Hall College, now Yorkshire Sculpture Park. You can see the influence of Henry Moore and Barbara Hepworth in his sculptures and his pots at this time including jugs, cups and vases have a dark rustic earthy glaze. He was more interested in creating unique pieces with as little as three in a series, with an approach more akin to a sculptor than production line pottery.
His influences and inspiration came from far and wide, along with an enduring passion for Japanese ceramics. Lucas worked primarily as a teacher at Cumbria College of Art & Design, then latterly at Nelson Thomlinson School in Wigton for many years before his recent passing. This beautifully simple handmade pot is sure to look great on any shelf.With a natural and minimal aesthetic it's the perfect item to add to any collection, or the perfect piece to start. In lovely condition for its age, with some very small chipping to the little spout. Measures approximately 15cm tall, 12cm wide and 7.5cm deep. For those of you that live in the UK and have a similar love for studio pottery, make sure you pay a visit to the York Art Gallery. Now the worlds most extensive collection of British Studio Pottery, with more than 5,000 pieces, well worth a trip. All of our prices include VAT, please get it touch if you require a VAT receipt. The item "Vintage Small Sculptural Pot by Studio Potter Chris Lucas" is in sale since Monday, May 3, 2021. This item is in the category "Pottery, Porcelain & Glass\Pottery\Studio". The seller is "absolutely_nice_vintage" and is located in Carlisle. This item can be shipped worldwide.