Amy Krauss, Burford and Corfe Castle

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Post by NaomiM April 9th 2020, 2:55 pm

KRAUSS Amy Eliza 1876-1961
Painter and ceramic artist born in Bristol. the daughter of a builder of German origin. Amy studied art in Paris and later worked as a pottery artist and a watercolour painter.

Seems she trained at St Ives

Then mentioned by Francis Hodgkins, the Artist, of Krauss setting up in Burford in the Cotswolds in the early 20s (where Hodgkins painted her in 1923).

In a letter to Hannah Ritchie in June, 1923 there is further news of Amy Krauss’s move to Burford.

….. Miss Krauss comes next month. She has got a shop – discovered where to get clay for nothing – where to build a field-furnace – and seems likely to make a good thing of it….

Mention of her potting at Sibley Pottery, Wareham , Dorset circa 1930's, before opening her own studio in Corfe Castle.

And again mentioned by Hodgkins when she moved from London to Corfe Castle in 1934, which "allowed her to reconnect with her friend from St Ives, the potter Amy Krauss".

There are a few peices attributed to her on Pinterest, with an incised AK mark, but she's not listed in the Marks book

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