Potter's Choice: 13 beautiful ceramics chosen by The Leach Pottery

| 15 January 2016

The Leach Pottery begin their 2016 schedule with an exhibition of contemporary pots selected by John Bedding, Joint Acting Director of the Pottery

A well-known collector and authority on contemporary ceramics, John Bedding was a one time student of Bernard Leach and ex-Leach potter. He has chosen works which define the varied and unique qualities of individual studio potters and demonstrate the breadth of skill and creativity to be found in pottery today. 
     
Emily Myers

a photo of a beautiful earthenware pot with a swirling pattern
Emily Myers, Earthenware vase 25cm© Photo John Bedding

Jeff Oestriech

a photo of an abstract shaped vessel with pouring lip
Jeff Oestriech, Stoneware pourer, 11cm© Photo John Bedding

Barry Krzywicki

a photo of a six porcelain vessels resting in a brown ceramic tray
Barry-Krzywicki, Group of porcelain sake cups on a tray© Photo John Bedding

Chris Keenan

a photo of a two white porcelain vases with a twisted feature
Chris Keenan, Two porcelain vases 14 & 12cm© Photo John Bedding

Clive Bowen

a photo of a bud vase with an earthenware brown, black and leaf motif
Clive Bowen, Earthenware bottle-vase, 13.5cm© Photo John Bedding

Peter Beard

a photo of a tall vase with a translucent glaze
Peter Beard, Tall stoneware vase, 53cm © Photo John Bedding

John Leach

a photo of a large pit with two small handles with black finish and wavy white line
John Leach, Sager fired stoneware lugged pot© Photo John Bedding

Linda Styles

an abstract vase with small chimney like neck and abstract colouring
Linda Styles, Free-form earthenware vase, 29cm© Photo John Bedding

John Jelfs

a photo of a dish with an internal pattern of white with brown stripes
John Jelfs, Stoneware dish, dia.26.5cm© Photo John Bedding

Sam Hall

a photo of a bucket-like ceramic pot with a grey finish and blue minimal decoration
Sam Hall – Flattened ovoid vessel ht.29.5 w.27cm© Photo John Bedding

Sarah Dunstan

a photo of a ceramic vessel resembling a linen-covered jewellery box with powder blue and flower motif
Sarah Dunstan, Stoneware lidded pot ht.11 dia. 13cm© Photo John Bedding

Shinsaku Hamada

a photo of a brown vase with three lines and a double cipher motif
Shinsaku Hamada, Stoneware vase 27cm© Photo John Bedding

Tomoo Hamada

a photo of a dish with an internal decoration of lines with central speckles of white
Tomoo Hamada, Salt glazed stoneware dish dia. 24.5 cm© Photo John Bedding
The Potters Choice Exhibition runs from January 23 to March 13 2016 in the Leach Pottery Entrance Gallery. (All works are for sale).

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