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"Passionate Potter" - from de Morgan to Leach Julian Richards Wednesday 19 February 2020

PLEASE NOTE, THIS LECTURE WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE OLD WINDSOR CLUB

The address is 46a, St. Luke’s Road, Old Windsor, SL4 2QJ

From the mid-19th Century onwards there was a revolution in the arts against what we see as the soulless products of the machine age.  This revolution produced passionate potterswhose inspirations and products are the subject of this lecture.  William de Morgan, William Morrislifelong friend, inspired by the medieval period and the Near East produced, through experimentation, stunning Persianlustre glazes.  The Martin Brothers, in an extraordinary collaboration, made some of the most imaginative (some say bizarre) salt-glazed pots and sculptures of the Victorian and Edwardian era.  Sir Edmund Elton, the potter baronet, married pre-Columbian forms with startling metallic glazes, all created at his ancestral home with the assistance of a flower-pot thrower.  And the influence of Bernard Leach, the father of British studio pottery, who straddled the worlds of Medieval England and the Far East, is still felt in the passionate potters of today.