Studio pottery is not just a load of brown pots! In the mid-20th century it was part of a movement against standardisation and mass production, aiming to reconnect people with traditional materials and celebrate the unique and authentic.
This was reflected in creative approaches to teaching, and the two came together in the form of a significant pottery collection run by Bristol & Avon Schools Loans Service. Lent out to local schools to inspire young minds, it was created to give children access to the very best. A few pieces even have cracks and chips to show for it.
See 50 pieces from the collection including work by Lucy Rie, Bernard and Janet Leach, Hans Coper, Ruth Duckworth and many more.
Please follow the link below for full details…
Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Queens Rd, Bristol, BS8 1RL