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Post by studio-pots May 1st 2021, 6:03 pm

What I do know about this is that it was bought from a small gallery in Plymouth in the late 1950s when the previous owner originally became interested in studio pottery (he then bought nothing for over 20 years). From the same gallery he bought David Leach individual earthenware pieces too.

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Post by NaomiM May 1st 2021, 6:31 pm

By Rowland Hill  (1919-2015)

1937-40 Wigan School of Art
post-1945- University of Liverpool
19??- Devon
Hill became a member of the Kenn Group and the Association of Devon Art Societies.
He was a Founder member of the Arts in Schools Association and, in addition to teaching art and pottery in schools, did some part-time teaching at Exeter College of Art.


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Post by studio-pots May 1st 2021, 10:31 pm

I thought you would know, Naomi, and it also explains why it was originally sold in Plymouth.

Over recent months I seem to have got more interested in studio ceramics with a mid-century look (mainly European) and this does appeal to me.

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Post by philpot May 2nd 2021, 8:34 am

I grew up in Plymouth. There were zero galleries there in the 1950's. The centre was literally a bomb site.
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Post by studio-pots May 2nd 2021, 8:53 am

philpot wrote:I grew up in Plymouth. There were zero galleries there in the 1950's. The centre was literally a bomb site.

I know that the date is correct as the person who bought it was there on his first lecturing job and the other piece that I recognised that he bought at the time was a very large earthenware vase by David Leach, which has developed a nasty long hairline crack over the years.

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